Nightly News   |  November 26, 2013

Towboat sinks, leaking gallons of fuel

A stretch of the river in Eastern Iowa is closed to barge traffic while they try to figure out how bad the leak is. The barge was carrying 100,000 gallons of fuel. NBC’s Brian Williams reports

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>>> back in the country, environment officials are conducting a damage assessment after a towboat carrying 100,000 gallons of fuel sank in the mississippi river after striking something in the water along the way. it's now leaking fuel into the water. a stretch of river in eastern iowa is closed to barge traffic while they try to figure out how bad this leak is and how to contain it.