Officials at Ameren took questions from shareholders about the utility company's procedures for disposing of coal ash today.
The annual shareholder's meeting was open to all Ameren investors.
Diana Oleskevich works for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.Â The sisters are part of a group of five institutional investors calling on Ameren to clean up their coal ash disposal procedures.
Oleskevich says Ameren's claim that its 35 coal ash storage ponds comply with current regulations does not satisfy her concerns.
In the small Franklin County town of Labadie, Missouri, about 35 miles west of St. Louis, a debate is raging over what to do with millions of tons of coal ash.
The dispute is pitting area residents against the utility company Ameren â€“ and putting Franklin Countyâ€™s commissioners in the middle of the fight.
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