Category Archives: Missouri

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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February 2, 2006 Linkage

State Highpoint News Mt. Hood snowpack 122 percent of average 05:34 PM PST on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 More than three times the amount of snow has fallen this year atop Mount Hood than last year, reaping benefits for Oregon … Continue reading

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Ameren Only Had to Check 4 Items At Taum Sauk Reservoir Once A Week

Ameren has released its last inspection (Dec. 8, 2005) of the Taum Sauk Upper Reservoir that collapsed on Dec. 14.

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Ameren: New Madrid Quake Not At Fault in Taum Sauk Disaster

Ameren in a report to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission says it does not believe a 1.9 earthquake 100 miles to the southeast on the New Madrid fault played any role six hours later in the December 14, 2005, Taum … Continue reading

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Spin Control: Ameren Blames It on Rita for September Taum Sauk Overflow

A press release from Ameren says the September overflow at Taum Sauk was caused by waves from Hurricane Rita.

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Why Isn’t Ameren Showing Contrition Over Taum Sauk Disaster?

You really have to wonder why Ameren has not been showing any contrition in the Taum Sauk disaster.

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Taum Sauk Reservoir Overflowed in September

The Taum Sauk Reservoir had a Niagra Falls style overflow on September 26 at the same spot that collapsed on December 14 — one day after the reservoir received an engineering award.

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Last Taum Sauk Child Goes Home

Tanner Toops, the last child injured in the Taum Sauk disaster has gone home.

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Overweight Trucks Permitted to Carry Away Taum Sauk Debris

Gov. Blunt has issued an order permitting overweight trucks to carry away Taum Sauk debris.

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Sophisticated LIDAR Mapping of Taum Sauk Disaster

Sanborn CEO John Copple today announced the company has been contracted to provide high-density lidar data to the state of Missouri to support restoration efforts in the ruin caused by a wall of water that rushed through a rural area … Continue reading

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Taum Sauk Dubbed Brokeback Mountain

A John Darkow cartoon in the

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Taum Sauk Park Supt. Jerry Toops on the Roar, the Miracle and Dealing with Hypothermia Burning

Taum Sauk State Park Superintendent Jerry Toops gave his first press conference after a billion gallons of water from Ameron’s pumped storage facility washed away his home and children.

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