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DNR: Clarion Stops Wastewater Discharge

CLARION, Iowa (AP) -- Officials in the northern Iowa city of Clarion say they've stopped the discharge of untreated wastewater into a nearby creek.

The state Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday that Clarion officials replaced a pump Monday. The city's wastewater treatment system began discharging Sunday after one of two pumps failed.

The city estimates 480,000 gallons of wastewater discharged to Eagle Creek in Wright County. That creek flows into the Des Moines River.

Officials say high stream flows from recent rains will reduce the discharge's negative impacts. DNR continues to monitor the case.

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