Presiding Commissioner says no easy solution
Franklin County Commissioners take more public comment on utility landfills
Franklin County Commissioners will set a new date to continue public comment
As KMOX News has reported, Ameren Missouri has proposed storing thousands of tons of waste from burning coal outside it’s Labadie power plant. Now the utility thinks it’s passed another hurdle.
KMOX News has been keeping you up-to-date on the controversy surrounding a proposed landfill for coal waste in Franklin County, Missouri. Tonight Ameren presents results of a year-long study to the community.
Franklin County officials take action that could pave the way for a coal waste landfill near the Missouri River.
In recent weeks KMOX News has reported on the national debate over what to do with the ash produced by coal-fired power plants. This week the arguments are local as Franklin County, Missouri officials continue to review plans by Ameren to build a massive coal waste storage facility near the Missouri River.
A citizens group from rural Missouri is so fired-up over the hazards of coal-fired power — they’re travelling miles to tell federal regulators about their fears.
Imagine acres of ponds — not brimming with wildlife — but full of millions of tons of ash from power plants. It’s reality at dozens of sites in Missouri and Illinois. This week KMOX News told you about fears those ponds are leaching dangerous metals into the environment. But experts say there may be something better.
Would you consider something that contains arsenic and lead hazardous? That’s the question federal regulators are asking about coal ash, the waste generated from burning coal for power.