4:43 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Ameren progresses in cleanup of downtown Columbia site

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Crews have removed about 18,000 tons of contaminated soil from a downtown Columbia site contaminated with possible carcinogens from a former manufactured gas plant.

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4:54 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Ameren Plans Cleanup of Downtown Columbia Site

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Ameren Missouri is finishing up plans to clean up property it owns in downtown Columbia that is contaminated by gas plant tars, which can contain carcinogens.

The property is in the North Village Arts District, which is attracting commercial and residential development.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Ameren's fact sheet on the cleanup says it will remove about 36,000 tons of contaminated soil but the utility has not determined where the soil would be dumped.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:53 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Contamination site worries neighboring residents

Residents living near a former metal aircraft manufacturing site in north St. Louis County are expressing concerns about contamination.

The Environmental Protection Agency hosted a public meeting Thursday night about the former Missouri Metals plant near Overland. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that EPA leaders told residents they're doing what they can to remedy the problem, but residents worry about health effects and decreases in property values.

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5:30 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Nixon vetoes legal shield for old lead mines

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Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that would have shielded a Missouri lead mining company from punitive damages in some contamination lawsuits.

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Science, Health and Technology
8:25 am
Mon May 27, 2013

E. coli levels high in 3 SW Mo. waterways

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A southwest Missouri county health department has posted health advisories for three waterways because of high bacteria levels.

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Business Beat
5:22 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

From field to fork to refuse

Did you wash that melon first?
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Flip on the TV, boot up the computer or switch on the radio and you’re destined to hear about a recall of tainted food – often due to E. coli or salmonella.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:58 pm
Fri December 23, 2011

Infant formula still under investigation

Health authorities are investigating a possible link between the infection of a Missouri newborn and the formula powder he was fed.

The investigation continues into the possible contamination of infant formula with a potentially fatal strain of bacteria. St. Louis Public Radio’s Véronique LaCapra has more.

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