Plans to Rebuild Taum Sauk Submitted
"Time has passed. We met last week with almost all the players in the situation to try to find out why we're still waiting for something to happen," said Sen. Kevin Engler, R-Farmington.
The plan calls for Ameren to rebuild the plant at no cost to its customers, to pay for all damages and for all money collected from state fines to go to Iron and Reynolds counties. Ameren UE said its plan is similar.
"We have submitted plans in an environmental report to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to rebuild the upper reservoir, assuming successful resolution of any outstanding issues we have with the state of Missouri," Ameren spokesperson Susan Gallagher said.
No plans to rebuild can be put into action until Attorney General Jay Nixon completes his criminal investigation of the plant.
KOMU tried to contact the attorney general's office to ask how long it expects that investigation to take, but phone calls were not returned.