BUILDING DELAY: Ancient Artifacts Found

Posted on: 7:54 pm, February 20, 2013, by , updated on: 11:57pm, February 21, 2013

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Construction could be delayed on a billion dollar fertilizer plant in southeast Iowa after ancient artifacts were found on the site.

Orascom is building a $1.4 billion plant in Lee County.

The Quad City Times reports that Native American Artifacts including spear-heads, pottery and tools were found on the site. They are believed to be at least 1,000 years old.

Orascom could be forced to pay for a full excavation of the site before it would be allowed to build there.