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Roquette America shifts some operations due to flooding

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KEOKUK, Ia. (WGEM) -

Concerns over high river levels have impacted the productivity of one tri-state company.

Roquette America in Keokuk petitioned the city to move some of its shipping operations because the city's flood wall blocks Roquette's 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.

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 and 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," said Marion. 

Marion says so far they haven't had any issues.

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