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File photo of a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Industry to Seek Changes in ‘Fracking’ Rules

Supporters of high-volume oil and gas extraction said Wednesday that they’ll seek dozens of changes in proposed rules to govern the practice in Illinois that appear to violate a hard-won compromise between industry and environmentalists.

09/10/2014

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Washington Landfill Trash Can Stay, Pending Soil Test

A landfill in Washington, Mo., is overflowing, but the city might not have to move the excess trash, after all. City administrator Jim Briggs says after how bad the ordor was in Bridgeton, he really doesn’t want to have to move it.

08/04/2014

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State Investigating Fish Kill after Chemical Spill

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.

05/29/2014

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Lawmakers Urged to Prohibit Regulation on Wood-Burning Heaters

The Department of Natural Resources would be prohibited from regulating wood burning heaters and appliances under a proposed measure.

04/16/2014

Proposed coal ash landfill site in Labadie, Mo. on June 18, 2011. (Photo: Patricia Schuba)

Franklin County Coal Ash Landfill Hearings Set

A three-day state hearing on Ameren Missouri’s planned coal ash landfill in Franklin County starts Monday in Jefferson City.

03/26/2014

Dozens of dead ducks found at Carlyle Lake. (Photo credit: Illinois Conservation Police)

Dozens Of Dead Ducks Found At Carlyle Lake; Police Search For Poacher

An investigation is underway of the illegal killing of more than 30 ducks at Carlyle Lake.

03/13/2014

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill (Photo: KMOX)

Bridgeton Landfill Owners Add More Tarp To Quell Smell

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.

09/17/2013

Horse Slaughter 1a, Getty Images, photo by Melissa Farlow

Judge Blocks Permit For Missouri Horse Slaughter Plant

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.

08/06/2013

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EPA Says It’s Moving Ahead With West Lake Landfill Tests

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.

07/31/2013

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How’s Your Tap Water? Mo. Posts Water Quality Reports Online

Missouri residents can search for their public water system by first selecting their county on the department’s website.

06/07/2013

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