Some in Oakville area oppose coal ash landfill - KMOV.com

Some in Oakville area oppose coal ash landfill

Posted: Updated:
By KMOV Web Producer By KMOV Web Producer

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- Some residents of the Oakville area of south St. Louis County are pushing back against plans for a coal ash landfill.

Ameren Corp. wants to build the landfill in Oakville. The company says it is safe.

KMOX Radio reports that at a St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday, some residents said existing coal ash at the Meramec facility is causing health problems. They believe a new landfill would make matters worse.

The county does not have authority to prohibit the landfill. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is the authorizing agency.

Powered by Frankly