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Iowa Rainforest Problems

WHO-TV13 News
[Des Moines, Iowa]

August 24, 2005

Coralville, August 24th, 2005- Some people on the Coralville City Council are getting anxious about the money to fund the Iowa Rainforest Project. The project is being built on 20 acres and costs 180 million dollars.

Right now a few city council members are wondering where some of that money is coming from. They also wonder if the land should be developed for something else.

The project received a 50 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, and is waiting on other private donations. It is still slated to open in 2008.

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