landfill http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Labadie Residents Win Legal Challenge Against Ameren's Coal Ash Landfill ― For Now http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/labadie-residents-win-legal-challenge-against-amerens-coal-ash-landfill-now <p>Residents of Franklin County have won a legal challenge against Ameren's plans to build a coal ash landfill in Labadie.</p><p>Now it will be up to the Missouri Supreme Court to decide the landfill's fate.</p><p>On Tuesday, a Missouri Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Labadie Environmental Organization (LEO) and Labadie residents who challenged the <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/franklin-co-vote-opens-door-ameren-build-coal-ash-landfill" target="_blank">Franklin County Commission's decision</a> to change county zoning regulations to allow coal ash landfills.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:54:35 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 38262 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Labadie Residents Win Legal Challenge Against Ameren's Coal Ash Landfill ― For Now Missouri Public Service Commission Gives The Go-Ahead To Ameren's Coal Ash Landfill Plans http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-public-service-commission-gives-go-ahead-amerens-coal-ash-landfill-plans <p>The Missouri Public Service Commission has signed off on Ameren Missouri's plan to build a coal ash landfill at its power plant in Franklin County.</p><p>The five member commission <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/ea-2012-0281_report_and_order_iii.pdf" target="_blank">unanimously granted the utility company’s request</a> for a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity on Wednesday. That certificate gives Ameren the ability to expand the area of its Labadie power plant to build the new landfill.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:42:39 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 37743 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Public Service Commission Gives The Go-Ahead To Ameren's Coal Ash Landfill Plans In Response To Landfill Stench, Company To Cover Hotel Stays For Bridgeton Residents http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/response-landfill-stench-company-cover-hotel-stays-bridgeton-residents <p></p><p>The company that owns the Bridgeton Landfill is offering to cover the cost of hotel stays for nearby residents who want to get away from the smell.</p><p>On Tuesday, <a href="http://www.bridgetonlandfill.com/default.aspx">Republic Services</a> sent <a href="https://media.gractions.com/1D7D52FB793099C6B609CBF1A9B8080234012AF5/604b2774-5ed6-41ff-a322-d10eed6bf5ee.pdf">a letter</a> to 270 households within a one-mile radius of the landfill, saying the company would pay for residents to move to a pet-friendly hotel between May 20 and June 14.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 16:11:20 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 26194 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org In Response To Landfill Stench, Company To Cover Hotel Stays For Bridgeton Residents Protesters Urge State To Test Groundwater For Coal Ash Contamination Near Ameren Power Plants http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/protesters-urge-state-test-groundwater-coal-ash-contamination-near-ameren-power-plants <p></p><p>A small but vocal group of protesters gathered outside Ameren Missouri's headquarters in St. Louis today to voice their opposition to the company's plans to build several new coal ash landfills.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 23:00:54 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 25756 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Protesters Urge State To Test Groundwater For Coal Ash Contamination Near Ameren Power Plants Local Group Appeals Court Decision Allowing Coal Ash Landfill In Labadie http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/local-group-appeals-court-decision-allowing-coal-ash-landfill-labadie <p>A local environmental group filed an appeal this morning in an ongoing effort to keep Ameren from building a coal ash landfill next to its power plant in Labadie.</p><p>Last month, a circuit court judge ruled that the Franklin County Commission was in the right when it approved a zoning amendment that would allow construction of the landfill.</p><p>But a group of 12 Labadie families, led by the grassroots Labadie Environmental Organization, is challenging that decision.</p> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 00:26:46 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 9365 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Local Group Appeals Court Decision Allowing Coal Ash Landfill In Labadie Fumes From Bridgeton Landfill Not A Health Risk, Says Mo. DNR http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fumes-bridgeton-landfill-not-health-risk-says-mo-dnr <p>A fire has been smoldering underground at the Bridgeton landfill for more than two years. People living in the area have complained of strong chemical smells, and of symptoms including burning eyes and headaches.</p><p>Earlier this month, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources <a href="http://www.dnr.mo.gov/env/swmp/facilities/bridgetonsanitarylandfill-dnr.htm">tested the air there for toxic chemicals</a>. The DNR took samples on two separate days at six sites near the landfill, including some in a residential area.</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 22:09:42 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 9357 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Fumes From Bridgeton Landfill Not A Health Risk, Says Mo. DNR Conversations on coal ash: Labadie, Mo. debates Ameren landfill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/conversations-coal-ash-labadie-mo-debates-ameren-landfill <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-982565.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-982565.mp3</a></p><p>Labadie, Mo. is a town about 35 miles from St. Louis that might be described as &ldquo;quaint&rdquo; and &ldquo;quiet.&rdquo; But for the past two years, a controversy between some town residents and Ameren Missouri, an electric company that has a power plant situated in the Missouri River bottoms near Labadie, has sparked a lively local discourse. It concerns the ash that&rsquo;s leftover from burning coal at the plant. Johanna Mayer has this report.</p><p> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 21:46:24 +0000 Johanna Mayer & Véronique LaCapra 1897 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Conversations on coal ash: Labadie, Mo. debates Ameren landfill Work session on coal ash landfill issue in Franklin County tomorrow http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/work-session-coal-ash-landfill-issue-franklin-county-tomorrow <p>The Board of Commissioners of Franklin County will discuss controversial changes to its zoning ordinance tomorrow.<br /><br />Up for approval is permit language allowing the utility company AmerenUE to build a coal ash landfill next to its plant in Labadie, Mo.<br /><br />Patricia Shuban is the Director of the Labadie Environmental Organization, which opposes any rule that would allow Ameren to store toxic substances in the Missouri River floodplain.</p> Tue, 05 Jul 2011 22:36:06 +0000 Adam Allington 1574 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Work session on coal ash landfill issue in Franklin County tomorrow Coal ash landfill controversy continues in Franklin County http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/coal-ash-landfill-controversy-continues-franklin-county <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-953976.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-953976.mp3</a></p><p>In the small <a href="http://www.franklinmo.org/">Franklin County</a> town of <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Labadie,+Mo&amp;oe=utf-8&amp;rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;um=1&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=Labadie,+MO&amp;gl=us&amp;ei=FPsHTZWuOI-qsAOW1-y6Dg&amp;sa=X&amp;oi=geocode_result&amp;ct=title&amp;resnum=1&amp;ved=0CBYQ8gEwAA">Labadie, Missouri</a>, about 35 miles west of St. Louis, a debate is raging over what to do with millions of tons of coal ash.</p><p>The dispute is pitting area residents against the utility company <a href="http://www.ameren.com/sites/aue/Pages/home.aspx">Ameren</a> &ndash; and putting Franklin County&rsquo;s commissioners in the middle of the fight.</p><p> Wed, 23 Feb 2011 12:35:01 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 588 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Coal ash landfill controversy continues in Franklin County Ameren to build coal ash landfill in Missouri River floodplain? No way, say Franklin County residents. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ameren-build-coal-ash-landfill-missouri-river-floodplain-no-way-say-franklin-county-residents-0 <p><a href="http://www.ameren.com/sites/aue/Pages/home.aspx">Ameren </a>operates <a href="http://www.ameren.com/source/AboutUs/Pages/ADC_AU_Labadie.aspx">a coal-fired power plant</a> in <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Labadie,+Mo&amp;oe=utf-8&amp;rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;um=1&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=Labadie,+MO&amp;gl=us&amp;ei=FPsHTZWuOI-qsAOW1-y6Dg&amp;sa=X&amp;oi=geocode_result&amp;ct=title&amp;resnum=1&amp;ved=0CBYQ8gEwAA">Labadie, Mo</a>., about 35 miles west of St. Louis, and wants to build a 400-acre landfill near the plant to store coal waste.</p><p>Some <a href="http://www.franklinmo.org/">Franklin County</a> residents are definitely not happy about a possible landfill in the Missouri River floodplain and the effects it might have on drinking water.</p><p>Tonight they will <a href="http://www.franklinmo.org/Commission_Agendas/LandFill.html">once again be voicing their opposition</a> to proposed regulations that would allow Ameren to go ahead with their <a href="http://www.ameren.com/sites/aue/source/AboutUs/Pages/LabadieLandfill.aspx">plan</a>.</p><p> Tue, 14 Dec 2010 23:32:04 +0000 Véronique LaCapra & Kelsey Proud 122 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ameren to build coal ash landfill in Missouri River floodplain? No way, say Franklin County residents.