Some in Oakville Area Oppose Coal Ash Landfill

6 years 3 months 1 week ago Wednesday, March 13 2013 Mar 13, 2013 Wednesday, March 13, 2013 10:15:41 AM CDT March 13, 2013 in News
By: Associated Press

CLAYTON (AP) - Some residents of the Oakville area of south St. Louis County are pushing back against plans for a coal ash landfill.

Ameren Corp. wants to build the landfill in Oakville. The company says it is safe.

KMOX Radio reports that at a St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday, some residents said existing coal ash at the Meramec facility is causing health problems. They believe a new landfill would make matters worse.

The county does not have authority to prohibit the landfill. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is the authorizing agency.

 

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