us army corps of engineers http://kbia.org en McCaskill Touts Bipartisan Effort To Tackle Landfill, Fix Roads And Bridges http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-touts-bipartisan-effort-tackle-landfill-fix-roads-and-bridges The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers are talking about what’s best for the Bridgeton landfill and the World War II-era radioactive material stored at the neighboring West Lake landfill.<p>So says U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., who was among four Missouri members of Congress – two Republicans and two Democrats – who cosigned a recent letter asking the EPA to work with the Corps, which previously dealt with similar radioactive sites elsewhere in the St. Louis area.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Sen. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:43:42 +0000 Jo Mannies 49923 at http://kbia.org McCaskill Touts Bipartisan Effort To Tackle Landfill, Fix Roads And Bridges Army Corps continues Mississippi River rock removal http://kbia.org/post/army-corps-continues-mississippi-river-rock-removal <p>The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is picking up where it left off in clearing rock from barge channels in the Mississippi River.</p><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:28:57 +0000 Joseph Leahy 45106 at http://kbia.org Army Corps continues Mississippi River rock removal Government shutdown affects some in mid-Mo. http://kbia.org/post/government-shutdown-affects-some-mid-mo <p>The government shutdown has affected some, but not all, federally-funded organizations in the area.</p><p><strong>Medical Buildings</strong></p><p>The Columbia Vet Center is operating regularly Tuesday despite the shutdown. The Center&rsquo;s funds are appropriated ahead of time, meaning they did not lose any funding to the shutdown.</p><p>&ldquo;Our funds are appropriated a year ahead of time so our 2014 fiscal year funds, which start today, were appropriated last year,&rdquo; Acting Team Leader&nbsp; Shawn Martin said.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 22:25:02 +0000 Mihir Bhagat & Gregory Dailey & Beth Anne Carroll 41424 at http://kbia.org Government shutdown affects some in mid-Mo. Ag groups want Gov. Nixon to oppose Mo. River dredging http://kbia.org/post/ag-groups-want-gov-nixon-oppose-mo-river-dredging <p></p><p>Nearly a dozen Missouri agriculture groups sent a letter to Governor Jay Nixon this week calling for his support to oppose a dredging project in the Missouri River.</p><p>The project – near Arrow Rock, Missouri – was set up several years ago to create a shallow water habitat for several fish species including the pallid sturgeon – an endangered fish. Under the US Army Corps of Engineers plan, the soil excavated from the site would be deposited into the Missouri River. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 21:53:53 +0000 Kristofor Husted 39746 at http://kbia.org Ag groups want Gov. Nixon to oppose Mo. River dredging Low water, high anxiety on the Mississippi http://kbia.org/post/low-water-high-anxiety-mississippi It seems like we’re constantly hearing about how the worst drought in decades is threatening barge shipping on the Mississippi River.&#160;<p>One day we’re facing a shutdown, the next day they say commerce will keep rolling on the river.&#160;&#160;<p>Here’s the latest: The Army Corp of Engineers says it’s done enough work to keep the waterway open until the end of this month.&#160;&#160;&#160;<p>After that, though, no one is making any promises, and that uncertainty is giving the shipping industry a lingering headache and could end up with local companies cutting jobs. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:49:02 +0000 Tim Lloyd 27240 at http://kbia.org Low water, high anxiety on the Mississippi Army Corps moves forward on scheduled rock blasting http://kbia.org/post/army-corps-moves-forward-scheduled-rock-blasting <p></p><p></p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 14:57:07 +0000 jacob mccleland 26086 at http://kbia.org Army Corps moves forward on scheduled rock blasting Shipping industry struggles with Army Corps flow restriction on Mississippi http://kbia.org/post/shipping-industry-struggles-army-corps-flow-restriction-mississippi <div style="margin:0;"><p></p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 14:51:06 +0000 Adam Allington 24940 at http://kbia.org Shipping industry struggles with Army Corps flow restriction on Mississippi Blunt to inspect Missouri River management system http://kbia.org/post/blunt-inspect-missouri-river-management-system <p>Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt and North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven plan to make their own inspections of dams and levees along the Missouri River. Tue, 29 May 2012 14:14:10 +0000 Associated Press 14910 at http://kbia.org Blunt to inspect Missouri River management system U.S. Army Corps of Engineers looks to avoid lawsuit http://kbia.org/post/us-army-corps-engineers-looks-avoid-lawsuit <p>The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit brought on behalf of more than 140 southeast Missouri farmers over damage caused by last year&#39;s intentional breach of the Birds Point levee at the height of spring flooding. Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:21:12 +0000 Associated Press 11635 at http://kbia.org U.S. Army Corps of Engineers looks to avoid lawsuit Army Corps of Engineers to Change Approach to Managing Missouri River http://kbia.org/post/army-corps-engineers-change-approach-managing-missouri-river <p>The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Monday that it&rsquo;s changing its short-term approach to managing water levels on the Missouri River, following devastating flooding this summer in Missouri, Iowa and North Dakota.&nbsp; Mon, 07 Nov 2011 23:16:42 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3175 at http://kbia.org Army Corps of Engineers to Change Approach to Managing Missouri River