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DEQ Tests Oily-Looking Substance Along Cd'A River

CATALDO, Idaho - The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality says the oily-looking substance spotted along the banks of the Coeur d'Alene River near Cataldo is not oil.

DEQ tested the material yesterday afternoon and they determined it to be iron bacteria, an oily-looking substance commonly found in wetland-type areas. Officials say it is not harmful to river or surrounding area.

A local fisherman first spotted the substance a couple weekends ago while fishing along the banks at the Cataldo Mission Park.

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