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Train Derailment Causes Fuel to Leak into Little Cedar River
CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) --
Iowa officials say more ethanol is leaking into the Little Cedar River following a train derailment east of Charles City.
The state Department of Natural Resources says workers trying to recover ethanol cars and locomotives on Wednesday realized a second ethanol car was leaking. They discovered leaking ethanol and fuel hours earlier.
The Canadian Pacific Railroad says attempts to retrieve the semi-submerged cars were hampered Tuesday by soggy, unstable ground.
An environmental consulting firm is monitoring oxygen levels in the stream to determine how much ethanol is reaching the river. They're also monitoring air quality for ethanol vapors. DNR says inspectors have not seen distressed or dying fish.
Officials say the train derailment late Monday was caused by a washed-out rail line.
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