"Ameren Coal Ash Used as Mine Fill Near Ste. Genevieve"

"STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- Ameren Missouri has spent the past four years engaged in a bitter fight with Labadie-area residents over a proposal to pile millions of cubic yards of coal ash on a plot of cropland by the Missouri River."

"Since 2009, debate has shifted from the Franklin County Commission to the courts and the Missouri Public Service Commission.

Ameren has gone to great lengths to keep that project moving forward. And so far, it has prevailed over the opposition.

Meanwhile, the utility has found a very different way of getting rid of ash from another of its power plants. It's sending truckloads of ash from its Rush Island plant for disposal in an inactive section of Mississippi Lime Co.'s cavernous limestone mine near Ste. Genevieve."

Jeffrey Tomich reports for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch March 31, 2012.

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 04/01/2013