coal ash 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 PSC Hears Arguments On Labadie Coal Ash Landfill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/psc-hears-arguments-labadie-coal-ash-landfill <p></p><p></p><p>Hearings begin in Jefferson City Monday morning on a proposed coal ash landfill in Franklin County.</p><p>Power company Ameren is seeking the Missouri Public Service Commission’s approval of the new facility to receive waste from its power plant in Labadie.</p><p>The utility is running out of room in its existing Labadie storage ponds. Ameren&nbsp;Vice President Warren Wood says the new landfill will be extremely safe, replacing slurry ponds with state-of-the-art dry storage.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 03:35:49 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 34852 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org PSC Hears Arguments On Labadie Coal Ash Landfill 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 National Report Condemns Coal Ash Water Pollution From Ameren's Labadie Plant http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/national-report-condemns-coal-ash-water-pollution-amerens-labadie-plant-0 <p></p><p>A new report released Tuesday by a coalition of environmental groups focuses on the need to revamp national water pollution standards for coal-fired power plants.</p><p><a href="http://action.sierraclub.org/site/DocServer/ClosingTheFloodgates-Final.pdf">The report</a> cites Ameren's <a href="http://www.ameren.com/sites/aue/source/AboutUs/pages/adc_au_labadie.aspx">Labadie power plant</a> in Franklin County as one of the worst waterway polluters in the nation.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 22:33:55 +0000 Véronique LaCapra & Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin 28494 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org National Report Condemns Coal Ash Water Pollution From Ameren's Labadie Plant 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 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 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 Groundwater testing results from near Ameren's Labadie power plant posted online http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/groundwater-testing-results-near-amerens-labadie-power-plant-posted-online <p><a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/environmental-proposals-defeated-ameren-shareholder-meeting">Last week</a>, we reported that Ameren was conducting limited groundwater testing near its coal-fired power plant in Labadie.</p><p><a href="http://www.ameren.com/Environment/Documents/AmerenLabadieLabResults.pdf">The results of that testing</a> are now posted in a report on the company&rsquo;s website. According to that report, levels of boron, arsenic, and other contaminants from three sampling wells were all below regulatory health limits.</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 22:16:14 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3621 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Groundwater testing results from near Ameren's Labadie power plant posted online Environmental proposals defeated at Ameren shareholder meeting http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/environmental-proposals-defeated-ameren-shareholder-meeting <p>Three Ameren shareholder proposals were voted down today at the company&rsquo;s annual shareholder meeting in St. Louis.</p><p>The proposals sought to have Ameren identify and address environmental problems related to its coal-fired power plants.</p><p>Sister Barbara Jennings coordinates the <a href="http://www.midwestcri.com/about-us.html">Midwest Coalition for Responsible Investment</a>, a faith-based advocacy group that seeks to influence the policies of corporations.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 21:23:48 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3562 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Environmental proposals defeated at Ameren shareholder meeting