Farmers Creek in Eastern Iowa has become a candidate for delisting from the state’s impaired waters list and has been recognized as a water quality success story by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Jackson County creek was placed on the impaired list in 2000 after fish kills in 1997 and 1998 caused by livestock […]
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The company wooed to build a fertilizer plant in Iowa with more than a half-billion dollars in incentives has settled with the Environmental Protection Agency over alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at its construction site in southeast Iowa. Gov. Branstad and his administration promised $100 million in state tax credits to Orascom, an […]
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issued an air quality warning today for east-central Iowa. Officials noted that elevated fine particle pollution levels were recorded across the area this morning and those levels above EPA health standards are likely to persist in this area today.