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Water Still Murky

REPORT: ALLENS VIOLATED LAWS

Posted: February 16, 2014 at 5 a.m.

The creek that runs through Brian Stricker’s yard on Butler Road remains murky months after the Allens Canning plant in Siloam Springs stopped putting wastewater into the creek flowing into the Illinois River.

AT A GLANCE

INTO THE RIVER

State environmental officials said Allens Canning in Siloam Springs allowed runoff into a creek feeding the Illinois River last year. The Illinois River starts near Hogeye, about 15 miles southwest of Fayetteville, and flows into Oklahoma, 5 miles south of Siloam Springs. The river and its tributaries are used as fisheries, recreation, drinking water and agricultural and industrial water supply.

SOURCE: ILLINOIS RIVER

WATERSHED PARTNERSHIP

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