Ameren Gets Permission to Rebuild Taum Sauk Reservoir

Various reports that Ameren has received permission to rebuild the Taum Sauk Reservoir.
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Ameren Engineer Removed Questioned Safety Probes After Taum Sauk

Following are recent headlines from the Taum Sauk disaster:
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Taum Sauk Flap Over Jay Nixon’s Accepting Ameren Donations

Missouri residents are upset with revelations that state attorney general Jay Nixon accepted donations from Ameren even as he investigated the company’s position in the Taum Sauk Disaster.
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Johnson Shut Ins to Re-Open

Missouri plans a Memorial Day reopening of Johnson Shut Ins that was heavily damaged in the Taum Sauk Reservoir in December.
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Backcountry Accidents in Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon, and Utah

Here’s the May 13, 2006 round up of backcountry accidents Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon, and Utah.
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Ameren Predicts $73 Million in Taum Sauk Repairs

Ameren is predicting it will cost $73 million to repair the damage and settle liability issues arising from the December 2005 collapse of the Taum Sauk reservoir.
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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.
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Profile of Highpointer John Doerden’s Quest

John Doeden is living the high lifeSeeks to climb to highest points in …
Elkhart Truth – Elkhart,IN,USA

… end. He is especially pleased to have reached Idaho’s Borah Peak , which at an elevation gain of 5,500 feet is designated a climb. …

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Ameren Sets Up ExperienceBlackRiver.Com

Ameren has set up a web site promoting the Black River at experienceblackriver.com
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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


Originally uploaded by Burningbird.

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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