Residents living near the site of a planned landfill for coal waste say some of their concerns have been answered with the passage of new zoning regulations Tuesday — but not all.
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.”
“It’s disappointing but we haven’t given up and there are opportunities to get this rectified, I think, to make sure people are protected.”
Ameren would not speak with KMOX. Instead, they released a written statement claiming great improvements have been made.
Environmental group says problems at Labadie coal ash pond, point to need to tougher regulations