Update on diesel fuel spill in Worth County


Hanlontown, Iowa – The cleanup continues in northern Iowa’s Worth County, where nearly 140-thousand gallons of diesel fuel spilled from a broken pipeline onto a farm field. The spill was reported Wednesday morning northeast of Hanlontown. Workers with the Magellan Pipeline Company have vacuumed up all of the pooled fuel, according to Jeff Vansteenburg with the Iowa DNR.

The cause of the pipeline rupture is still under investigation. Vansteenburg says it’s one the largest diesel spills in Iowa in quite some time.

For now, there’s no indication the fuel has reached any waterways.

The diesel pipeline stretches 127-miles between Rosemount, Minnesota and Mason City.

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