Ameren http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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 Loss Of Rebate Clouds Missouri's Solar Industry http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/loss-rebate-clouds-missouris-solar-industry <p>Those in Missouri’s solar industry are losing their sunny outlook.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A combination of lower solar equipment costs, a federal tax incentive, and an attractive state-mandated rebate pushed sales through the roof in 2013. The solar industry <a href="http://adminmoseia.hypermart.net/uploads/Solar%20Jobs%20for%20Missouri%20v2.pdf" target="_blank">reported</a> an additional 1,700 jobs in the state.</span></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 02:46:15 +0000 Maria Altman 34543 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Loss Of Rebate Clouds Missouri's Solar Industry Sierra Club Sues Ameren Over The Clean Air Act http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sierra-club-sues-ameren-over-clean-air-act <p><strong>Updated at 12:45 p.m. with additional information, new state from Ameren.</strong></p><p>The Sierra Club is following through on <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sierra-club-alleges-thousands-air-quality-violations-amerens-st-louis-area-plants?utm_referrer=http%3A//m.news.stlpublicradio.org/%3Futm_referrer%3D%23mobile/32190" target="_blank">its threat to sue Ameren Missouri</a> over emissions from three of the company's coal-fired power plants.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:30:33 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 34162 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sierra Club Sues Ameren Over The Clean Air Act 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 St. Louis County Council Members Hear From Ameren On Concerns About Meramec Power Plant http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-council-members-hear-ameren-concerns-about-meramec-power-plant <p>Despite concerns raised by some members of the St. Louis County Council and local environmental groups, Ameren says its coal fired Meramec Power Plant does not pose a public health risk.</p><p>On Tuesday night, members of the St. Louis County Council heard a presentation from Ameren geared toward answering concerns about the environmental impact of the company’s power plant in Oakville.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 10:15:47 +0000 Tim Lloyd 29615 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Council Members Hear From Ameren On Concerns About Meramec Power Plant 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 Callaway Nuclear Plant Back Online http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/callaway-nuclear-plant-back-online <p>Missouri's sole nuclear power plant is back online after being shut down for more than three weeks.</p><p>Ameren Missouri's Callaway Energy Center was taken off line July 26 after an electrical arc caused a small fire. &nbsp;The plant resumed operations Sunday morning.&nbsp; Spokesman Cleve&nbsp;Reasoner says the arc was triggered when a ventilation louver came loose and got too close to the power cables.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 21:25:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin 29212 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Callaway Nuclear Plant Back Online 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 'Several Days' Before Callaway Nuclear Reactor Will Be Back Online http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/several-days-callaway-nuclear-reactor-will-be-back-online <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri's lone nuclear reactor remains shut down while workers and officials continue to investigate what caused a small fire at the Callaway County plant Friday night.</span></p><p>Ameren<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Missouri spokesman </span>Cleve<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Reasoner said it'll be several days before the plant is back online.</span></p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 22:49:54 +0000 Marshall Griffin 28650 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'Several Days' Before Callaway Nuclear Reactor Will Be Back Online Small Fire Shuts Down Callaway Nuclear Plant http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/small-fire-shuts-down-callaway-nuclear-plant <p>Ameren-Missouri officials say a small fire in a turbine building last night has prompted them to temporarily shut down the nuclear power plant near <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Fulton, Mo.</span></p><p>The fire was put out quickly, no injuries have been reported and at no time did the situation threaten the public or nearby communities, according to a statement released by Ameren-Missouri.</p><p>According to an Ameren-Missouri release:</p> Sat, 27 Jul 2013 19:47:09 +0000 Tim Lloyd 28607 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Small Fire Shuts Down Callaway Nuclear Plant