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A diver from Midwest Underwater Specialties surfaces after collecting another 40-pound bag of Scotts fertilizer from waters beneath bridges crossing the Red Cedar River, east of Menomonie. Contributed photo.

UPDATED: Complex clean-up efforts ongoing at site of fatal truck crash into Red Cedar

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The difficult and dangerous cleanup of chemicals from the Red Cedar River at Menomonie continued Thursday with cleanup crews making significant progress, the state Department of Natural Resources reports.


Underwater video shows fish swimming above the debris field at the bottom of the river, an indication that cold temperatures are dampening the toxicity of the commercial fertilizer that spilled into the river during a tragic semi-trailer truck crash 10 days ago.

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