- Associated Press - Friday, March 11, 2016

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Department of Natural Resources officials say a pipeline company is working to contain a gasoline spill in Sioux City that reached a drainage ditch.

Magellan Pipeline officials reported the spill Friday morning after finding a leaking pipe between tanks at their Sioux City bulk petroleum facility.

They estimate that nearly 30,000 gallons of gasoline was released. It is unknown how long the pipe leaked.

The company contained the spill before it could reach the Floyd River, but some fuel soaked into the ground and flowed into a tributary of the river. Magellan plans to excavate the contaminated soil.

The company has set up booms to recover gas that spilled into a creek.



The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was scheduled to be on site Friday afternoon.

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