Iowa News Headlines: Tuesday evening, March 27th 2012


March 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Muscatine ethanol and corn sweetener manufacturer has been issued a notice by the Environmental Protection Agency that it has violated the Clean Air Act. The agency alleges that between 2007 and 2011, Grain Processing Corporation violated limits on air emissions included in company permits. The company has 15 days to respond to the EPA’s request for information.

STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — An accidental release of chiller water from Sara Lee Foods into Storm Lake has had no negative environmental impact on the lake. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the water containing acid that is used to sanitize turkeys was accidentally released from a processing plant yesterday evening. The department is investigating the incident.

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Dozens of parents and teachers have sued the Iowa Board of Regents to stop the closure of a laboratory school run by the University of Northern Iowa. The lawsuit argues that Iowa statute gives the board authority to operate and govern the Malcolm Price Laboratory School but not close it. The school is scheduled to close at the end of June.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A judge has ordered the University of Iowa to pay a suspended radiology professor who hasn’t worked for 14 months while he continues his whistleblower lawsuit. Malik Juweid could be in line for back pay of nearly $60,000. The judge today said the university may have improperly removed Juweid from the payroll after his sick leave expired.