Repairs to Taum Sauk Were Delayed to Collect Bonus

The news continues to be bad for Ameren as reports come out: repairs to known problems were delayed so staff could get bonuses, faulty materials were used. Meanwhile Gov. Blunt is suggesting Ameren extend the KATY bicycle trail on rail bed it owns in the state.

Energy traders consulted on Taum Sauk
News-Leader.com – Springfield,MO,USA
LESTERVILLE — About two weeks before the Taum Sauk reservoir collapsed, supervisor Jeffrey Scott wanted to make a minor repair at Ameren Corp.’s facility.

Commission releases report on Taum Sauk breach
Park Hills Daily Journal – Park Hills,MO,USA
14 breach in the Taum Sauk Upper Reservoir, according to a report released on Monday by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
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Reservoir report blames faulty sensors
St. Louis Post-Dispatch – MO, United States
Water-level sensors at AmerenUE’s Taum Sauk reservoir didn’t work properly in the months leading up to a rupture that flooded Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park

Utility should help extend Katy Trail
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
A breach in the Taum Sauk Reservoir on Dec. 14 flooded the popular park in southeast Missouri with 1.3 billion gallons of water. AmerenUE, a subsidiary of St.

How backup plant became money maker
San Jose Mercury News – CA, USA
LESTERVILLE, Mo. – About two weeks before the Taum Sauk reservoir collapsed, supervisor Jeffrey Scott wanted to make a minor repair at Ameren Corp.’s facility.
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Consultant delivers Taum Sauk verdict
International Water Power and Dam Construction – London,UK
A dam safety consultant has said that substandard construction and instrumentation problems were partly responsible for the Taum Sauk dam breach in Missouri, US

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