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 […]
LEO’s Patricia Schuba says it’s critical state officials act now.
“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.
Labadie Environmental Organization calls on Franklin County zoning board to block it.
“Despite what Illinois does to monitor around coal ash sites, there’s still situations where communities are put at risk.”
Environmental group says problems at Labadie coal ash pond, point to need to tougher regulations
Franklin County Commissioners take more public comment on utility landfills
Postponed due to weather.
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.
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.