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BOYDEN, Iowa -- Oil leaking from a tanker truck at a Boyden co-op has caused a blue-colored oily sheen in a creek running past the town.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources traced the source of the leak to the truck at the Farmers Co-op Society in Boyden. The co-op manager estimated than about 1,100 gallons of white mineral oil leaked from the tank sometime during the past two weeks, the DNR said in a news release.

The sheen was reported Monday morning and has traveled about six miles downstream. DNR staff have seen no dead fish in the water.

The co-op will scrape up contaminated soil and place booms and absorbent pads across the river about five miles southwest of Boyden to collect the remaining oil.

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The DNR said it will monitor the cleanup and take appropriate enforcement action if necessary.

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