Nearly 140,000 gallons of diesel mix spill from broken Iowa pipeline

HANLONTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Work crews are cleaning up a spill of nearly 140,000 gallons of a diesel mix from a broken pipeline in north-central Iowa.

The leak from a 12-inch Magellan Midstream Partners pipe was discovered around 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, north of Hanlontown, the Mason City Globe Gazette reports. Officials say the diesel and slush-diesel mixture had pooled in a farm field and had not reached nearby Willow Creek or the Hanlontown Slough Waterfowl Production Area.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources initially reported about 63,000 gallons of fuel had spilled, but a Magellan official said later Wednesday that it was about 138,600 gallons.

Officials with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Iowa DNR joined Magellan and other local officials at the scene on Wednesday.