LEO’s Patricia Schuba says it’s critical state officials act now.
“My thought is, we’re in a better place than ever right now to actually stop this landfill,” says Patricia Schuba, President of the Labadie Environmental Organization.
Environmentalists are urging Springfield officials to reject a plan to expand the landfill where City Utilities of Springfield dumps its coal ash.
A three-day state hearing on Ameren Missouri’s planned coal ash landfill in Franklin County starts Monday in Jefferson City.
A public hearing has been scheduled in regards to Ameren’s request for a coal ash landfill.
At a meeting Tuesday night, residents claimed the existing coal ash from the Meramec facility is causing health problems.
“Despite what Illinois does to monitor around coal ash sites, there’s still situations where communities are put at risk.”
“It’s disappointing but we haven’t given up and there are opportunities to get this rectified, I think, to make sure people are protected.”
Ameren seeking to place a coal ash landfill at its Rush Island power plant in Jefferson County
Some of Ameren’s investors want the utility to step-up environmental testing around it’s coal-fired power plants.