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.
Environmental group says problems at Labadie coal ash pond, point to need to tougher regulations
No evidence of groundwater contamination.
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