Tow Boat Sinks and Leaking Oil into the Mississippi

The tow boat which sank in the Mississippi River in LeClaire, a community near the Quad Citites, continues to leak oil into the river.

As of last night, Lt. Colin Fogarty with the US Coast Gaurd reported about 900 gallons have escaped the tow boat, which is just a small portion considering the boat had about 100,000 gallons of petroleum on board.

The boat will remain there until Saturday, when the Salvage Company will attemt to remove it.

Iowa American Water says your drinking water is still safe to drink.

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