Franklin Co. Looks at Restrictions on Coal Waste
UNION, Mo. (KMOX) – Earlier this month KMOX News told you how a massive storage site for coal ash may be a step closer to reality in Franklin County.
County Commissioners are schedule to meet today (Monday) to go over a list of restrictions.
Ameren Missouri has said it’s running out of room to store the byproducts of burning coal and wants to use 400-acres at its Labadie power plant. Critics of the facility fear it would sit too close to the Missouri River — and endanger water supplies.
County commissioners are considering a draft ordinance for a utility waste landfill with some conditions:
that no coal ash be transported into the county,
that any facility be above the 100 year flood plain,
that a concrete flood wall be constructed to protect the site,
and that the utility would pay an annual fee of 50-thousand dollars for inspections and groundwater monitoring.
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