Department of Natural Resources
State officials are investigating to determine if a massive fish kill and a bad odor that hung over a southwest Missouri town was caused by a chemical from a Tyson Foods plant that disrupted a wastewater treatment plant and fouled a stream.
The Department of Natural Resources would be prohibited from regulating wood burning heaters and appliances under a proposed measure.
A three-day state hearing on Ameren Missouri’s planned coal ash landfill in Franklin County starts Monday in Jefferson City.
An investigation is underway of the illegal killing of more than 30 ducks at Carlyle Lake.
You can hear the gas extraction pumps hissing in rhythm from the giant, tarp-covered landfill. No smoke is showing but residents like Karen Nickel say some days the odor is still awful.
Rains Natural Meats wants to operate the facility near Gallatin, but Cole County Judge Daniel Green wants to hear a lawsuit filed against DNR before allowing the critical permit.
There are those who disagree with the notion that the West Lake waste doesn’t constitute a public health risk. Many of those dissenters plan to protest Wednesday morning.
Missouri residents can search for their public water system by first selecting their county on the department’s website.
“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.”
The plan to cut into a $750 million backlog in park maintenance and repairs now goes to Gov. Pat Quinn.