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Environmental groups protest landfill use

Environmental groups protest landfill use Photo source: Michael Golde

Three environmental groups are joining forces and calling for the protection of Missouri's waterways. The Sierra Club, the Missouri Coalition for the Environment, and the Labadie Environmental Organization met near the banks of the Mississippi Tuesday morning. They are all worried about toxic landfills that lie in flood plains near the Mississippi, Missouri and Meramec Rivers. Among their concerns is a proposal by Ameren to build a coal-ash landfill near the Labadie power plant in Franklin County. 

Tonight in Union, Missouri, The Missouri Public Service Commission is holding a hearing about Ameren's proposal to build that coal-ash landfill. That meeting is at East Central College at 6:00pm.

In related news, the EPA will host a meeting at Pattonville High School tonight to discuss the results of a radiological detecting airplane that flew over the West Lake Landfill in March. The EPA will also discuss the results from groundwater testing conducted in April. 

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