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Missouri Left 135 Impaired Water Bodies Off Official List

Article: Missouri Left 135 Impaired Water Bodies Off Official List

KANSAS CITY, Kansas, September 25, 2008 (ENS) – Missouri’s most recent list of impaired waters left out 135 water bodies that contain pollutants above the levels permitted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Water Act, according to a proposed decision announced Wednesday by the federal agency. The EPA did approve Missouri’s listing…

College Town Water Tainted With Disinfection Byproduct

Article: College Town Water Tainted With Disinfection Byproduct

COLUMBIA, Missouri, May 8, 2008 (ENS) – Drinking water in the town of Columbia, Missouri has exceeded the maximum contaminant level for a byproduct of the disinfection process, according to Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Located in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, equidistant from St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia hosts the University of…

Missouri Mops Up as Flood Waters Recede

Article: Missouri Mops Up as Flood Waters Recede

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, March 24, 2008 (ENS) – Flood waters are retreating along the Meramec River and in other flooded areas of Missouri, and state and federal emergency management officials are beginning the task of assessing damage in 70 counties that were declared a disaster by President George W. Bush. Up to a foot of…

Missouri Landfills Hold Recyclables Worth Millions

Article: Missouri Landfills Hold Recyclables Worth Millions

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, January 4, 2008 (ENS) – Close to half of the municipal solid waste deposited in Missouri’s landfills has the potential to be recycled, according to a solid waste composition study recently completed for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. More than 1.9 million tons of recyclable materials were disposed of in Missouri…