CEO Defends Ameren at Taum Sauk Hearing

1 decade 1 year 2 months ago Thursday, August 16 2007 Aug 16, 2007 Thursday, August 16, 2007 6:01:22 PM CDT August 16, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Ameren chief executive Tom Voss says the utility has launched new safety programs since the Taum Sauk reservoir collapse. But Voss says that Ameren has NOT changed a bonus system that critics say favors keeping plants running over closing them for safety concerns. Voss testified today during a Missouri Public Service Commission hearing into the December 2005 collapse. It spilled more than 1 billion gallons of water in southeast Missouri's Reynolds County, damaging a state park and injuring the park superintendent and his family. Voss says the company is emphasizing that plant managers make the ultimate call on whether to shut down a plant for repairs. Ameren's bonus policy has been the focus of much questioning during the hearings.

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