u.s. fish and wildlife service

State and federal officials develop mining waste plan

Oct 7, 2013
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State and federal officials have developed a plan to restore natural resources damaged by mining waste in eastern and southeast Missouri, and a series of public meetings on the plan is scheduled to start Tuesday.

The Daily Journal in Park Hills reports the plan was crafted by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service.

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Two species of freshwater mussels that live in southwest Missouri will soon be placed under federal protection.