Ameren Settles With Taum Sauk Supt. Jerry Toop Over Disaster


Ameren has settled with Taum Sauk Supt. Jerry Toop whose family was washed away in the Dec. 14 collapse of the Taum Sauk Reservoir.
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Google Earth Tour On How the Taum Sauk Collapse Went Upstream on the Black River


I have posted a Google Earth tour of the Taum Sauk reservoir showing how the wall of water actually went upstream of the Ameren complex.
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DNR: Black River Could Take 70 Years to Clear




Unusual color in Black River

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Missouri reports that efforts to make the Black River clear again following the December 14 Taum Sauk disaster apparently have failed

The Park City Daily Tribune quoted Randy Crawford, of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources saying the initial treatments have not been working.
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Flickr Photos Show Human Impact of Taum Sauk Disaster




A Baby’s Socks

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Burningbird at Flickr has a gallery of photos that show the human consequences of the Taum Sauk reservoir disaster.

At the risk sensationalizing the heartache of Taum Sauk superintendent Jerry Toop whose family and young children were washed away, the pictures show the human aspect of that tragedy ranging from baby socks to broken bikes.

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Missouri Considering Taum Sauk Disaster Museum


Missouri is mulling the possibilities of a Taum Sauk Disaster Museum similar to the Times Beach Dioxin Museum in St. Louis County.
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Groups Fear Taum Sauk Fallout Will Nuke Missouri




Cooling Tower 12.2.2005

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Environmental groups are concerned that Ameren is going to use the Taum Sauk disaster as an excuse to build Missouri’s second nuclear power plant at its Callaway County site or perhaps will resurrect its ill fated plans to build two large pumped storage facilities on top of mountains by Taum Sauk.

Talk of a second Missouri nuke surfaced just a few days before the December 14 Taum Sauk disaster.

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Ameren Stock Tumbles On Talk of Bankruptcy


Ameren, which survived the bad press following the Taum Sauk disaster, is now talking bankruptcy sending its stock into a nose dive.
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Ameren Trivializes Taum Sauk Disaster On New Website


Nearly two months after Ameren nearly killed Taum Sauk superintent Jerry Troop and his family and young children in a 12-minute tsunami nightmare that washed them out of their home in the wee hours of the morning the utility has finally launched a website talking about the disaster.
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Ameren's Taum Sauk Chemicals Change Black River From Brown to Aqua But Not Clear


Ameren is making much of its 500,000 gallon floculation treatment of the lower Taum Sauk reservoir to settle debris from the December 14 collapse that unleashed a billion gallon 12 minute Missouri tsunami on the normaly placid Black River.
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FBI Investigating Whether Ameren's Taum Sauk Computers Were Sabotaged


The FBI has been called in to investigate whether sabotage of Ameren’s computer’s caused the Dec. 14 Taum Sauk reservoir collapse.

On Ameren’s Taum Sauk website is this note:

The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control has commenced an investigation into the Taum Sauk Reservoir breach. At the Patrol’s request, the FBI joined the patrol in the investigation. A team of FBI computer forensic investigators will work with the patrol to assess the security of AmerenUE’s computer operational systems. AmerenUE is cooperating fully with the investigation.


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