(KMOV) – Residents in Franklin County are concerned about utility company Ameren’s proposal to fill a landfill with coal ash.
The company wants to build a 400 acre coal ash landfill on land that it owns near the Missouri River in Labadie.
Coal ash is residue is left over from burning coal to produce energy.
Opponents say that coal ash is toxic and could seep underground. They also say the landfill will be on a flood plain.
Ameren officials say they plan on building a berm taller than the 1993 flood levels around the landfill to prevent flooding. The company says a landfill is needed there because they are running out of room.
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