Battle In Union Over Where to Put Coal Waste

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Zoning questions on where to put coal ash waste from an electric power plant has folks worried in Union, Missouri. Full Story
Muley

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Jul 7, 2010
Board did as good a job as could be expected in addressing regulations instead of a project that has not been applied for yet. I heard some from "LEO" say they were confused about the meeting, when in fact they had placed an ad in the local paper and the story under it listed the sole agenda item as regulations. Somebody trying to pull the wool over our eyes. Mr. Newman tried to hide as some sort of "victim" when in fact he got rich off of selling the land. I would expect the local school districts to eventually get involved, they can not afford to lose any more tax revenue.
cody

Litchfield, IL

#2 Jul 7, 2010
how about in your own back yard ameren, it's hazardous waste and we don't want it, pack it up and bury it where you live scumbags.
Listen Up

Saint Peters, MO

#3 Jul 7, 2010
Here's the deal: standing in the way of Corporations is unpatriotic. Why do you people hate America and Hate Freedom? Do you want the terrorists to win? Do you want Israel wiped off the map?
Informed

Saint Louis, MO

#4 Jul 7, 2010
Listen Up wrote:
Here's the deal: standing in the way of Corporations is unpatriotic. Why do you people hate America and Hate Freedom? Do you want the terrorists to win? Do you want Israel wiped off the map?
You have got to be kidding me. By allowing Ameren store their waste in a flood plain! Just think about the next time the bottoms flood, and they will, all of this toxic waste will be in the Missouri River heading into the Mississippi River, and poisoning everything right down to the gulf. Br for real "Listen Up"!
Listen Up

Saint Peters, MO

#5 Jul 7, 2010
Informed wrote:
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You have got to be kidding me. By allowing Ameren store their waste in a flood plain! Just think about the next time the bottoms flood, and they will, all of this toxic waste will be in the Missouri River heading into the Mississippi River, and poisoning everything right down to the gulf. Br for real "Listen Up"!
If a Corporation spills something it's none of our business and we should mind our own business. We don't need BP Updates. We need TMZ updates and the Corporaion has generously made them available to us through Facebook and Twitter. I suggest that we mind our own business and not interfere with the Corporation. The Corporations love us and want us to succeed and we should not stand in the way of their mission.
Rottin to core

Racine, WI

#6 Jul 7, 2010
Dont worry about Ameran polluting the river Rocquett has taken care of killing fish and polluting the river and the city of Keokuk downstream from the coal plant - so what's a little more pollutionl
Virginia Tech Alum

Danville, VA

#7 Jul 7, 2010
In Giles County, Virginia we lost the battle against American Electric Power in building a coal-fly ash dump in the flood plain of the New River -- WITHOUT a protective liner. This passed only because it was legal, the majority of residents did not want it!

Good luck in your fight! Know your legislation and hope the EPA will be able to help with their review.
raymundo

United States

#8 Jul 8, 2010
Amazing that lobbyists and marketing call it 'clean coal'. Mercury and coal slurry are poisoning us and our children. The flood plain is a 'smart' move by AEP to get rid of the poison. I wish you all the best in fighting this action in a corporate-dominant America.
John777

Bethpage, NY

#9 Jul 8, 2010
A coal waste facility in a flood plan? Ha Ha Are you serious?? I hope you people in Union, Mo read up on the what happened in Tennessee. They tell you the facility would be able to handle a 100 year flood. Have not we had a few 100 year floods in the past few years?
Aint Foolin Noboby

Saint Peters, MO

#10 Jul 8, 2010
John777 wrote:
A coal waste facility in a flood plan? Ha Ha Are you serious?? I hope you people in Union, Mo read up on the what happened in Tennessee. They tell you the facility would be able to handle a 100 year flood. Have not we had a few 100 year floods in the past few years?
The last couple were called "500 Year" floods. Adjusted for inflation, 500 and 100 aren't as much time as they used to be in past centuries. Or maybe just maybe it's because there's so much build up in flood plains and so much of river bottomlands have been drained and tilled or now have stand up warehouses in them and so much levees that the rivers are mere ditches now for floating away human's pollution and turds.
Sarge

Springfield, IL

#11 Jul 9, 2010
On May 4, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced plans to regulate coal ash dumps across the country. The announcement comes after months of delay and misleading statements by the power and coal industries and nearly 17 months after a billion gallons of toxic coal ash burst through a dam near a Tennessee Valley Authority power plant in Kingston, TN (Environmental Integrity Project, EPA PROPOSES NATIONAL REGULATIONS ON COAL ASH, 4 May 2010, Retrieved 9 June 2010 at http://www.environmentalintegrity.org/news_re... )

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