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DNR might ask Nixon to be removed from Ameren case

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Attorney General Jay Nixon.

By AP/KWMU

St. Louis, MO. – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources might ask Jay Nixon to remove himself from legal action over the Taum Sauk reservoir collapse.

That's because the attorney general accepted more than $19,000 indirectly from Ameren Corporation.

DNR director Doyle Childers says he's losing faith in Nixon's ability to represent the state in its case against Ameren, which delayed repairs at Taum Sauk before it collapsed.

Nixon says any contributions from Ameren would not affect his investigation.

Four contributions from Ameren worth more than $19,000 were funneled through Democratic committees to Nixon's campaign in March.

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