Reservoir Collapse Lawsuit

1 decade 2 years 5 months ago Tuesday, May 22 2007 May 22, 2007 Tuesday, May 22, 2007 3:36:13 PM CDT May 22, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - On Tuesday, a Reynolds County judge said that Missouri's Department of Natural Resources will not be allowed to intervene in a lawsuit filed over the Taum Sauk reservoir collapse. Attorney General Jay Nixon sued the Ameren Corporation in December for damages from the 2005 collapse of the Taum Sauk reservoir. It destroyed much of Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park in Reynolds County. Natural Resources filed a motion to intervene in the case in January. The department has maintained it had the legal authority to resolve the matter. The department's deputy director Kurt Schaefer said that was because it related to clean water issues and damage to a state park. Nixon said the ruling by Circuit Judge William Camm Seay should help the state's lawsuit to proceed. Ameren spokesman Tim Fox declined comment on the ruling.

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