Derailment Causes Ethanol Spill in Little Cedar River
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says about 49,000 gallons of ethanol leaked from railroad tanker cars after a derailment east of Charles City. The DNR says Friday the leak into the Little Cedar River was greater than had been previously estimated, but initial monitoring indicates normal oxygen levels in the river. Workers haven't found any dead or distressed fish downstream. The derailment late Monday caused three ethanol tanker cars and three locomotives to partially submerge into the river.