Tagged water contamination

Get the Lead Out: The Failure of Flint

The water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan has made nationwide news in the past two months but has been an ongoing problem for nearly two years. Between the nationwide scramble to donate clean water, the ongoing questioning of government officials involved in the crisis, and the effort to provide medical support to impacted citizens, the…

Labadie Power Plant and Coal Ash Landfill

About four years ago, news that Ameren, the company that provides power to 1.2 million customers across Missouri, purchased 1,200 acres of land in the Missouri floodplains caught the attention of a local women’s book club in Labadie, Missouri, a small community located in the Missouri River floodplain. The purpose of this transaction was to…

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