The "all clear" from authorities has been issued after anhydrous ammonia began leaking from a tank at the intersection of State and Bennington roads, northwest of Bancroft, at around 9:30 on Wednesday morning. A farmer behind the wheel of the truck pulling the tank told authorities the truck's brakes failed. He then made an abrupt turn at the intersection, causing the trailer to jacknif and the tank to overturn. The leak was the result of a pressure release valve that broke in the crash.
On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers announced they will rescind the Obama Administration's Waters of the U.S. rule regulating water on farmers' fields. The agency will re-codify the environmental regulations and protections that existed in 2015. Those regulations have remained in effect because the Obama Administration's proposed rule had been stayed by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and never had the force of law.