Mechanical failure causes wastewater discharge into Storm Lake - KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports

Mechanical failure causes wastewater discharge into Storm Lake

Posted:
STORM LAKE, Iowa (KTIV) -

The Department of Natural Resources says a mechanical failure at a meatpacking plant caused thousands of gallons of wastewater to pour into Storm Lake.

The DNR says the problem was noticed last night when employees of Tyson Fresh Meats discovered wastewater coming out of the ground outside a lift station. Workers determined a joint on the piping had failed.

The wastewater reached a storm sewer that empties into the lake near Awaysis Beach.

The city of Storm Lake posted warnings, discouraging swimming until Friday.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KTIV Television Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Kathy Clayton at (712) 239-4100 x209. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.