Cleaning up incident spill in Mason City
A mysterious white liquid raising eyebrows in mason city.
It made it's way into a tributary that runs through an industrial park.
While the spill has since been cleaned up ?
"* an investigation is underway.
Kimt news 3's alex jirgens is live in mason city ?
"* alex what spilled.
Alex ?xx katie ?
"* imagine walking along this trail ?
"* you look down at this hole in the ground ?
"* and see water that's colored like eggshell white house paint.
That's what hikers found yesterday ?
"* and got the attention of iowa d?
Agency found that the discharge came from an organic milkshake ingredient from the nearby martin brower facility.
That fluid washed into a storm intake.
"*r tells me so the milky water travelled 100 yards down a tributary and into black pit.
A contractor arrived on scene to pump out the water ?
"* about 6 thousand gallons altogether.
While water sample tests showed dissolved oxygen and normal p?
"*h levels ?
"* supervisor t lambert says there is still a bit of concern when the ingredient breaks down "it takes oxygen to help complete that process.
What it would do is pull the dissolved oxygen out of the water, leaving any fish, any aquatic invertebrates, they would suffocate and die.
There's always that possibility."
"*r continues to monito situation ?
"* and the investigation is ongoing.
The department believes that the water does not pose an immediate threat to children or pets if they come into contact with it.
Live in mason city ?
"* alex thank you alex.
The agency is also investigating two manure spills in western iowa waterways thank you alex.
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