At a meeting Tuesday night, residents claimed the existing coal ash from the Meramec facility is causing health problems.
Lead paint was banned in the U.S. in 1978, but can be found in some older homes.
A House committee heard testimony on legislation by Rep. Casey Guernsey that would outlaw the use of unmanned aircraft to conduct surveillance.
Several residents complained that the stench was so pervasive, they could smell it in their homes, and some say it made their eyes burn.
“I have been witness to a lot of friends in caskets recently. Around our 20 year class reunion people started getting cancer at an alarming rate”
From the East Coast to the West Coast, recycling is a big issue for local governments.
The original spill that eventually contaminated groundwater beneath a North County neighborhood didn’t happen last month or even last year.
The Environmental Protection Agency has begun a massive cleanup of contaminated soil in west St. Louis County.
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.
Some two decades after the last truckloads of dioxin tainted soil were removed, new test results show that Route 66 State Park in Eureka is still safe for visitors and workers.