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"MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — Crews have been busy cleaning up the Muscatine riverfront as the eastern Iowa city prepares for thousands of people to visit during a popular annual bicycle ride across the state. Jon Koch, director of the Water Pollution Control Plant for the City of Muscatine, said that without the dredging, visitors coming to ceremoniously dip their bike tires in the river would find only large amounts of wet sediment. Once the sediment is removed, it's taken to a site where it is placed in porous bags that allow water to seep out.", www.mysanantonio.com
"MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — A state panel has approved a plan under which three Muscatine County companies will take steps to limit emissions that contribute to air pollution. The plan, approved Tuesday by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources' Environmental Protection Committee, was designed in response to a 2013 ruling from federal regulators that found a portion of Muscatine County's sulfur dioxide levels violated federal standards and were attributable to the companies. Grain Processing already has taken a significant step toward helping to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions by converting from coal to natural gas as the sole fuel source at its wet milling facility last year.", www.seattlepi.com