Important Vote on Coal Waste Near Missouri River Expected This Week

Labadie, Mo. (KMOX) – The years-long battle over how to handle coal ash from a Labadie, Missouri power plant could see another important vote this week. Ameren’s plan to build a storage facility for the tons […]


Environmental Groups Press DNR for Coal Ash Groundwater Testing

LEO’s Patricia Schuba says it’s critical state officials act now.


Court Cases Could Come Down to the Wire for Coal Ash Landfill Opponents

“My thought is, we’re in a better place than ever right now to actually stop this landfill,” says Patricia Schuba, President of the Labadie Environmental Organization.


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

Controversy Surrounds Ameren Coal Ash Landfill

Labadie Environmental Organization calls on Franklin County zoning board to block it.


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Group Says IL AG Lawsuit Adds Fuel to Coal Ash Fight

“Despite what Illinois does to monitor around coal ash sites, there’s still situations where communities are put at risk.”


Ameren says Plant Seepage will be Controlled

Environmental group says problems at Labadie coal ash pond, point to need to tougher regulations



You Can Talk About Coal Waste – Not Ameren

Franklin County Commissioners take more public comment on utility landfills


Utility Landfill Hearing in Franklin Co. Cancelled

Postponed due to weather.


Vocal Opponents of Coal Waste Landfill Want More Input

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.


Coal Ash Concerns Send Franklin Co. Group to Chicago

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.


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