Taum Sauk Reservoir Investigation Reopened

1 decade 1 year 3 months ago Wednesday, June 06 2007 Jun 6, 2007 Wednesday, June 06, 2007 8:04:13 AM CDT June 06, 2007 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri utility regulators will reopen their investigation into the Taum Sauk reservoir collapse after learning that Ameren Corporation readjusted crucial safety gauges at the facility then removed the gauges after the basin collapsed. Missouri Public Service Commission Chairman Jeff Davis says he made the decision after The AP reported that Ameren employees removed the gauges immediately after the reservoir collapsed December 14th, 2005. Information about the gauges was detailed in a recently released 2,000 page Missouri Hghway Patrol report. Ameren spokeswoman Susan Gallagher would not comment on the probes. She said Ameren has cooperated with authorities and has spent more than $40 million to repair damage from the accident.

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