Rush Island http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Sierra Club Alleges Thousands Of Air Quality Violations At Ameren's St. Louis-Area Plants http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sierra-club-alleges-thousands-air-quality-violations-amerens-st-louis-area-plants <p><em><strong>Updated Thursday 10:15 p.m.</strong></em></p><p>The Sierra Club says Ameren has been routinely violating air quality standards at its St. Louis-area power plants.</p><p>In a <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/201312/Ameren_Missouri_NOI_12.11.13_FINAL.pdf">Notice of Intent to Sue</a> delivered to Ameren on Wednesday afternoon, the Sierra Club alleges the company's&nbsp;Labadie, Meramec, and Rush Island plants have exceeded air pollution limits almost 10,000 times since 2008.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:56:41 +0000 Véronique LaCapra & Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin 32190 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sierra Club Alleges Thousands Of Air Quality Violations At Ameren's St. Louis-Area Plants EPA Holds Public Hearing Over Coal Ash Contamination In Jefferson County http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/epa-holds-public-hearing-over-coal-ash-contamination-jefferson-county <p></p><p>The Environmental Protection Agency <a href="http://www.epa.gov/region7/factsheets/2013/rotary_drilling_supply_public_hearing_rcra_admin_order.htm">is holding a public hearing Thursday evening</a> about a proposed agreement to address water pollution from the illegal disposal of coal ash from Ameren’s Rush Island Power Plant.</p><p>According to the EPA, approximately 140,000 tons of ash containing heavy metals and other toxic substances contaminated Jefferson County wetlands, an unnamed tributary to Plattin Creek and a portion of Willers Lake.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:11:21 +0000 Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin & Véronique LaCapra 29309 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org EPA Holds Public Hearing Over Coal Ash Contamination In Jefferson County 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 Meetings on possible coal ash landfills at Rush Island, Meramec http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/meetings-possible-coal-ash-landfills-rush-island-meramec <p><em>Updated at 3:15 p.m. on Aug. 8, 2012:</em></p><p>The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will hold another public awareness session Aug. 14. This one will focus on the permitting process for a proposed coal ash landfill at Ameren&#39;s Meramec power plant near Arnold, Mo.</p><p>The proposed landfill site is located at 8200 Fine Road, approximately 3.6 miles southeast of the intersection of Interstate 55 and Route 141. Ameren is preparing a detailed site investigation work plan. The session is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at <a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Rogers+Elementary+School,+7700+Fine+Road,+St.+Louis,+MO&amp;hl=en&amp;ll=38.419234,-90.334804&amp;spn=0.007389,0.016512&amp;sll=38.708327,-90.300716&amp;sspn=0.117746,0.264187&amp;oq=Rogers+Elementary+School,+7700+Fine+Road&amp;hq=Rogers+Elementary+School,&amp;hnear=7700+Fine+Rd,+St+Louis,+Missouri+63129&amp;t=h&amp;z=17">Rogers Elementary School, 7700 Fine Road</a> in St. Louis.</p><p>Representatives of MDNR and Ameren will be available to answer questions.</p><p><em>Original story posted 5:53 p.m. Aug. 7, 2012:</em></p><p>The St. Louis-based utility company Ameren is <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/102295707/121-096-MDNR-PSI-Approval-Rush-Island#fullscreen">proposing to build a coal ash landfill</a> at its Rush Island power plant in Jefferson County, about 10 miles southeast of Festus.</p><p>The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is holding<a href="http://www.dnr.mo.gov/newsrel/data.asp?param=176#.UCGSaKO8grU"> a public awareness session tonight</a> to describe the permitting process for the landfill.</p><p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 20:20:07 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 4269 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Meetings on possible coal ash landfills at Rush Island, Meramec Ameren to U.S. district court: dismiss EPA lawsuit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ameren-us-district-court-dismiss-epa-lawsuit <p><a href="http://www.ameren.com/sites/aue/Pages/home.aspx">Ameren Missouri</a> is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the company by the US Environmental Protection Agency.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.scribd.com/full/50821919?access_key=key-o4zk5e1ypgobo3j1wsp">suit filed in January</a> alleges that Ameren violated the <a href="http://www.epa.gov/air/caa/">Clean Air Act</a> by making multi-million-dollar modifications to its coal-fired power plant in Festus without installing required pollution controls and obtaining the necessary permits.</p> Tue, 15 Mar 2011 22:27:13 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 729 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ameren to U.S. district court: dismiss EPA lawsuit