St. Louis, MO – The Department of Energy is soliciting public input tonight on a proposed plan to remediate contaminated groundwater at the Weldon Spring site in St. Charles County. The plan would require officials to record how contaminants such as uranium and trichloroethylene break down through natural biological processes. The DOE's Pam Thompson says the site's current means of monitoring the flow of contaminated groundwater safeguards the public:
Federal officials estimate about a quarter of a million of the nation's homeless adults are veterans.
Most served during the Viet Nam War, and some suffer from combat-related conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. But for the majority of veterans living on the streets or in shelters, substance abuse, mental illness and the lack of support networks have more to do with their situation than any experience on the battlefield.
St. Louis – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has approved a plan to allow Swiss cement giant Holcim to mine limestone in Ste. Genevieve County for 100 years.
Holcim spokeswoman Nancy Tully says the company must restore the 1,300 hundred acres of land it wants to quarry.
"We will actually be mining no more than 200 acres at any one time," Tully said. "We have an ongoing as-you-go restoration process, and then our reclamation efforts will begin eight to ten years after that mining starts."
St. Louis, MO – The seven-count indictment charges that employees of Pyro Products, Inc. and its sister company, Next F-X Inc. tampered with explosion scenes in which two people were killed and five others injured. U.S. Attorney Ray Gruender says the defendants are also charged with falsifying safety and training records, illegally storing hazardous materials and mislabelling them for shipping:
In St. Louis's Central West End neighborhood Monday, more than 1,000 fans and supporters of Hillary Rodham Clinton waited for hours just to say a quick 'hello' and get an autograph. The New York Senator and former First Lady visited the small book store Left Bank Books to plug her latest foray into the literary realm - a memoir called "Living History." KWMU's Matt Sepic snuck past security and filed this report.