Missouri Department of Natural Resources http://news.stlpublicradio.org en State Concerned About Potential For Surface Fire At Bridgeton Landfill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/state-concerned-about-potential-surface-fire-bridgeton-landfill <p><em><strong>Updated 7/3/14 with a link to <a href="http://www.dnr.mo.gov/bridgeton/docs/imp-contingency070214.pdf" target="_blank">the state's finalized Incident Management Plan</a> for the Bridgeton Landfill.</strong></em></p><p>State agency officials are concerned that the underground fire at the Bridgeton Landfill could break through to the surface.</p><p>That scenario was raised in a recent memo by landfill fire expert Todd Thalhamer, who has been consulting for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:09:13 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 37702 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org State Concerned About Potential For Surface Fire At Bridgeton Landfill Meeting Tuesday To Take Public Input On Ameren Coal Ash Landfill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/meeting-tuesday-take-public-input-ameren-coal-ash-landfill <p>The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) is hosting a meeting on Tuesday to get public input on&nbsp;Ameren's plans to build a coal ash landfill next to its power plant in Franklin County.</p><p>The meeting will focus on whether the agency should grant Ameren <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/2014-03-04_Ameren_Labadie_Draft_Construction_Permit.pdf" target="_blank">a landfill construction permit</a>.</p><p>Ameren Missouri's Vice President of External Affairs and Communications, Warren Wood, said the new coal ash landfill will be state-of-the-art.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:01:30 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 35130 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Meeting Tuesday To Take Public Input On Ameren Coal Ash Landfill Missouri Approves Sweeping Revisions Of Clean Water Standards http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-approves-sweeping-revisions-clean-water-standards <p><strong><i>Updated at 5:50 p.m. with quote by Sara Parker Pauley; updated at 3:41 p.m. with quote by Lorin Crandall.</i></strong></p><p>The <a href="http://www.dnr.mo.gov/env/Wpp/cwc/">Missouri Clean Water Commission</a> has approved a sweeping regulatory overhaul of the state's water quality standards.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 20:30:12 +0000 Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin, Véronique LaCapra & Marshall Griffin 31218 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Approves Sweeping Revisions Of Clean Water Standards St. Louis County Officials Call For Stricter Regulation Of Ameren's Meramec Power Plant http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-officials-call-stricter-regulation-amerens-meramec-power-plant <p><strong><em>Updated at 3:45 p.m. on August 14, 2013 and at 11:10 a.m. on August 15, 2013 (to add comment from Ameren).</em></strong></p><p>Another St. Louis County official is calling for tighter pollution controls at Ameren's Meramec power plant.</p><p>St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley today released <a href="http://action.sierraclub.org/site/DocServer/Karl_Brooks_EPA_Ameren_CAD_Letter_August_2013.pdf?docID=14021">a letter</a> he sent to the Environmental Protection Agency, urging the agency to pursue sulfur dioxide controls at the Meramec plant.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 22:39:58 +0000 Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin & Véronique LaCapra 28865 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Officials Call For Stricter Regulation Of Ameren's Meramec Power Plant Public Meeting To Discuss Environmental Contamination In Sauget, Ill. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/public-meeting-discuss-environmental-contamination-sauget-ill <p>State agencies from Illinois and Missouri are holding <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/158552405/Final-7-19-2013-Notice-of-Invite-for-Public-Meeting">a public meeting</a> Tuesday evening in Cahokia, Ill. to discuss <a href="http://www.fws.gov/midwest/es/ec/nrda/Sauget/index.html">plans to address environmental pollution</a> in and around Sauget, Ill.</p><p>Tom Heavisides of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources says old landfills and industrial facilities in the Sauget area of St. Clair County have contaminated soil and water.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 22:14:05 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 28870 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Public Meeting To Discuss Environmental Contamination In Sauget, Ill. Environmental Groups Demand Groundwater Testing Near Ameren Power Plants http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/environmental-groups-demand-groundwater-testing-near-ameren-power-plants <p></p> Thu, 23 May 2013 22:53:24 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 26680 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Environmental Groups Demand Groundwater Testing Near Ameren Power Plants Odors Expected To Worsen During Bridgeton Landfill Construction http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/odors-expected-worsen-during-bridgeton-landfill-construction-0 <p></p><p><em>Updated Wednesday, May 22, 5:30 p.m.: </em>The Department of Health &amp; Senior Services is also posting its evaluations of the air monitoring data <a href="http://www.health.mo.gov/living/environment/bridgeton/">here</a>. The regulatory standards that DHSS is using to estimate the health risks from landfill fumes are <a href="http://www.dnr.mo.gov/env/swmp/bridgeton/dhssairrespalertprotocol.pdf">here</a>.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 09:30:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 26515 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Odors Expected To Worsen During Bridgeton Landfill Construction Agreement Reached On Bridgeton Landfill, But Questions Still Remain http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/agreement-reached-bridgeton-landfill-questions-still-remain <p></p> Tue, 14 May 2013 23:07:17 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 26398 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Agreement Reached On Bridgeton Landfill, But Questions Still Remain State Posts More Air Sampling Results From The Bridgeton Landfill But Still Won't Discuss Them http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/state-posts-more-air-sampling-results-bridgeton-landfill-still-wont-discuss-them-0 <p></p><p><em>Updated 1:02 p.m. May 10 to reflect missing data has now been posted.</em></p><p>The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has released <a href="http://dnr.mo.gov/env/swmp/facilities/BridgetonSanitaryLandfill-AirSampling.htm">more air sampling results</a> for the Bridgeton Landfill.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 21:24:46 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 26252 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org State Posts More Air Sampling Results From The Bridgeton Landfill But Still Won't Discuss Them New Construction At Bridgeton Landfill Could Mean More Smelly Fumes http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-construction-bridgeton-landfill-could-mean-more-smelly-fumes <p></p><p>The company that owns the Bridgeton Landfill is gearing up for <a href="http://dnr.mo.gov/env/swmp/facilities/BridgetonSanitaryLandfill-Construction.htm">the next phase</a> of an effort to control an underground fire that has been burning at the site for more than two years.</p><p>Starting on Monday, <a href="http://www.bridgetonlandfill.com/default.aspx">Republic Services</a> will begin excavating sections of the landfill <a href="http://dnr.mo.gov/env/swmp/facilities/documents/rcpabanplanbridgetonlf03-20-13.pdf">to remove underground concrete pipes</a>.</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 22:14:09 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 25536 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Construction At Bridgeton Landfill Could Mean More Smelly Fumes