Battle to build coal ash landfill heading to Supreme Court

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(KPLR) – The battle over Ameren’s plans to build a coal ash landfill in Labadie, Missouri is heading to the Missouri Supreme Court.

Last week an environmental group won an appeal against Franklin County’s decision to allow the utility to construct the landfill adjacent to its coal-fired power plant.

Labadie environmental organization has opposed the plan, arguing the landfill would contaminate drinking water if it was constructed on a floodplain.

Ameren counters that the coal ash will be in turned into a solid form like concrete.