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Flooding in Keokuk impacting Roquette


Concerns over high river waters have impacted the productivity of one southeast Iowa company.

Roquette America in Keokuk petitioned the city to move some of their shipping operations because the flood wall blocks their passage to the railroad.

Roquette crews are now driving their product to Water Street by the Train Depot and loading it into trains cars to ship out.

Keokuk Mayor Tom Marion says the council agreed to the temporary change, but they wanted to make sure the company was doing it safely.

"They have a boiler and they boil some of the old, dry product and they recycle it into their own tanks," Marion said. "The fist time we wanted to make sure they weren't dumping any product into our sewers so it wouldn't go to our waste treatment plant and maybe mess up the plant."

We tried to reach out to Roquette, but they didn't provide a comment by the deadline to this newscast.

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