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Storm Lake pork plant water system malfunction sends waste into sewer system; DNR investigates


This news story was published on October 9, 2016.
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27036STORM LAKE, IOWA – An incident Saturday at the Tyson pork plant in Storm Lake resulted in wastewater flowing into a storm sewer and a warning from the DNR to keep kids and pets clear.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) responded to a bypass at the Tyson Fresh Meats pork plant on Saturday, October 8, 2016. The bypass occurred when a lift station pump failed and caused a power failure at two lift stations. Approximately 1,000 gallons of wastewater from the yards overflowed into the storm sewer. Tyson staff shut down production, identified the problem and returned the lift stations to operation.

The City of Storm Lake responded and were able to contain some of the wastewater and pumped it into the City’s sanitary sewer system. However, an unknown amount reached the lake. The wastewater entered the lake near the intersection of Flindt and Lakeshore Drives. The DNR recommended keeping children and pets away from this area for the next 48 hours.

The DNR says it will consider appropriate enforcement action.

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9 Responses to Storm Lake pork plant water system malfunction sends waste into sewer system; DNR investigates

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 10, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Demorats like sewage.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 10, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Speaking of sewers did you watch Clinton twitch every time she answered a question – all she did was entertain the mexican/impoverished city dwelling colored people and the illegal voters making her the all time Welfare Mama of America.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 11, 2016 at 8:03 am

      We are taking over dude and there is nothing you can do about it! Vote Hillary!!

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 11, 2016 at 8:27 am

        Hillary will be in jail. She will never be president. Vote TRUMP.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          October 12, 2016 at 10:59 pm

          Yo dude, Hillary will be president! But don’t worry, Trump can always go back to prowrestling.

          • Anonymous

            October 13, 2016 at 7:12 am

            That means he will kick your ass. Just like he will kick crooked Hilary’s ass in the election.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 10, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Storm Lake renamed Lake Pork.

  4. mint Reply Report comment

    October 10, 2016 at 5:21 am

    No excuse, it needs to be fined and shut down/closed, for good.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 10, 2016 at 7:14 am

      They should pump that shit in you big mouth Peter L.