Environmental Protection Agency
Missouri’s two U.S. senators are continuing their push for completion of a project to close a 1,500-foot gap in a Mississippi River levee.
A House committee heard testimony on legislation by Rep. Casey Guernsey that would outlaw the use of unmanned aircraft to conduct surveillance.
Ameren would not speak with KMOX. Instead, they released a written statement claiming great improvements have been made.
McCaskill sent a letter in mid-December to the EPA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, calling uncertainty and delays in the project “unacceptable.”
The original spill that eventually contaminated groundwater beneath a North County neighborhood didn’t happen last month or even last year.
The park sits on the former site of Times Beach, a St. Louis County town that was shut down due to dioxin contamination in the early 1990s.
The money will help Joplin test and cleanup soil that was contaminated with lead and cadmium during the EF-5 tornado that ripped through it.
800 residential properties will require remediation.
“The signed agreement reflects the commitment EPA has to holding polluters accountable for their actions.”
EPA Regional Administrator Karl Brooks, from his Kansas City office, didn’t respond to interview requests.