Iowa: Hundreds of Thousands of Fish Dead After Fertilizer Storage Valve Mistakenly Left Open

Who hasn’t left their valve open now and again?

I accidentally left my valve open last week, and ended up blowing fertilizer all over the place.

New York Post:

Hundreds of thousands of fish were killed earlier this month in a nearly 50-mile stretch of the East Nishnabotna River to the Missouri border due to a fertilizer spill in Iowa, state officials said.

On March 11, NEW Cooperative, Inc. in Red Oak reported to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) that a spill occurred on their Montgomery County premises.

About 1,500 tons (equal to 265,000 gallons) of liquid nitrogen fertilizer (32% solution) was released into a drainage ditch, which subsequently entered the East Nishnabotna River.

The spill happened due to an above-ground storage tank valve that was mistakenly left open over the weekend, the DNR said.

DNR Fisheries staff said the fish kill affected the entire 49.8 miles of the East Nishnabotna and Nishnabotna Rivers downstream of the spill and extended to Missouri’s section of the Nishnabotna River before concluding near the junction with the Missouri River.

Yet another example of the need for America to collapse: We have no way of stopping this poison otherwise. The government will not regulate anything, they will not punish anyone. They don’t care that they’re poisoning themselves and their children. They think it will be fixed with nanotechnology.