Missouri Department of Natural Resources

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    March 5, 2014

    This Winter Is Killing Missouri's Fish

    As this hellish winter slowly comes to an end, you may start to notice something strange in Missouri's lakes and ponds: Lots and lots of dead fish. Apparently, Missourians are braving the slowly climbing temperatures only to find their nearby body of water full of dead fish.

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    January 21, 2014

    Congress Blocks Horse Slaughter: Missouri Processing Plant Faces Uncertain Future

    Bad news for anyone jonesing for a fresh, locally-sourced horseburger: When President Barack Obama signed the new federal budget late last week, he also signed a measure that effectively banned selling horse meat for human consumption in the U.S.. The $1.1 trillion spending package includes languag ... More >>

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    August 21, 2013

    St. Louis Named Number One Most Deadly Place to Live in America

    The most sinful city in America is also the deadliest. Making the rounds this week is yet another negative ranking that has St. Louis occupying the No. 1 spot. The Conservative Post has named St. Louis the "most deadly" place to live in America in its latest top ten list, beating out Memphis, Hous ... More >>

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    August 8, 2013

    Mississippi River: Untreated Wastewater Discharged Due to Bissell Point Power Outage

    Once again, millions of gallons of untreated wastewater have entered the Mississippi River due to a malfunction at a St. Louis treatment plant. Yesterday afternoon, a power outage at the the Bissell Point Wastewater Treatment Plant resulted in the discharge, according to the Metropolitan St. Louis ... More >>

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    July 1, 2013

    Hearings on Controversial Contract Between City Water Division and Veolia Resume (VIDEO)

    Last week, the Board of Aldermen's Public Utilities Committee met for four hours on a single agenda item: A pending contract between the St. Louis Water Division and the world's largest water services company, Veolia. Committee chair and 2nd Ward Alderwoman Dionne Flowers kicked off the first of tw ... More >>

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    June 19, 2013

    Untreated Wastewater Flows Into Mississippi, River Des Peres, Possibly 1 Million Gallons

    Sigh. A broken valve at an Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District pump station yesterday caused untreated wastewater to discharge into the River des Peres, officials say. That break happened less than three-quarters of a mile from the Mississippi River, eventually causing the discharge of wastewate ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013

    Walmart Improperly Dumped Hazardous Waste in Missouri, Must Pay $82 Million

    Officials with Walmart pleaded guilty this week to mishandling hazardous materials at retail stores in Missouri and California -- and as a result will have to pay a total of more than $110 million in fines to resolve these cases. The company, authorities say, violated a slew of federal and state env ... More >>

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    May 15, 2013

    Bridgeton Landfill Agreement: Will Officials Eliminate Horrible Odor, Protect Residents?

    After months of controversy regarding the smelly Bridgeton landfill -- with heated debates about the cause of the awful stench and the potential health hazards -- the Missouri attorney general's office and the company behind the site have hammered out an agreement. Republic Services, parent compan ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010
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    March 11, 2010

    Cash-Strapped Government, Huh? Why Don't These Agencies Pick Up Their Money?

    ​Did you hear the guy who called in to Charlie Brennan's show on KMOX this morning? Said fella claimed that if you punch "St. Louis" or "Missouri" into the state treasurer's database of unclaimed property -- that's code for dinero, folks -- you'd find all kinds of local and state agencies with dol ... More >>

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    January 16, 2008


    Crystal City forges one hell of a deal.

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    November 28, 2007


    Lawsuits fly as Crystal City residents try to stop construction of a pig iron production plant.

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    May 9, 2007

    Using Their Noodle

    Ever catch a 50-pound catfish with your bare hands? He has. So has his dad. And his granddad. And his aunts.

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    June 8, 2005

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    November 12, 2003

    The Smoking Gun

    Former Mallinckrodt workers get some long-awaited fallout

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    January 8, 2003

    Left Behind

    Bellefontaine Neighbors residents have lived -- and died -- with asbestos for years. The problem's an open secret, but little has been done.

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    February 20, 2002

    Herky Jerk

    Doe Run's owner has done this before -- and that has regulators braced for trouble

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    December 26, 2001

    Heavy-Metal Racket

    John Chamis and other residents of lead-contaminated Herculaneum are tired of getting jerked around by regulators and by Doe Run. They're demanding answers -- and results.

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    December 6, 2000

    A Sewer Runs Through It

    The River des Peres tells the history of St. Louis -- our relationship to nature, to this place, to our own waste. Now there's talk of "beautifying" the river we never got around to cleaning.

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    November 15, 2000

    After the Deluge

    Since the Flood of 93, Chesterfield boosters have used millions in public money to raise a levee and turn the bottomlands into a boomtown. But betting against the river is risky business.

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    June 21, 2000

    Getting Burned

    A North St. Louis medical-waste incinerator has spewed dioxin for a decade. Nearby residents say it's time to fight the fire.

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    March 29, 2000

    Hot Rods

    Spent nuclear fuel could be barreling down accident-plagued, construction-delayed Interstate 70

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    February 9, 2000

    Voodoo Engineering

    New plans for a levee in St. Charles County raise concerns about flooding in Illinois and the completion of Missouri's popular Katy Trail

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    January 26, 2000


    Developers of a Lemay casino have political muscle on their side. But the School Sisters of Notre Dame are betting on a higher power.

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    December 15, 1999


    The earthquake hazard here may be greater than you think. And planning for it is less than you'd expect.

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    September 22, 1999


    How the Page Avenue extension has been good for influential road-builder Fred Weber Inc. -- through construction contracts, profitable land sales and a sweet deal with St. Louis County to expand its golf course

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    August 25, 1999


    Tony Ribaudo's failed effort in the scrap-iron business leaves the former state lawmaker and mayoral candidate with citations for illegal dumping and a $28,000 debt to the city

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    August 18, 1999

    The Low Road

    Hazelwood officials cast their lot with the developer of a controversial project in the flood-prone Missouri Bottoms. Their gamble is tearing the North County community apart.

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    March 31, 1999
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    March 3, 1999

    Clearing the Air

    Challenged by pro-business groups more interested in profit than in clean air, attorney Lewis C. Green fights to make the government enforce its own air-quality standards

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    February 24, 1999

    When We Are History

    Steve McCracken has overseen a 13-year, $800 million cleanup and burial of the radioactive waste at Weldon Spring. Now that the odyssey is nearing its end, one thought haunts him -- how to warn people in the future not to dig it up.