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Ameren Settles with Family Injured by Reservoir Collapse

FEBRUARY 21, 2006 - Posted at 12:53 p.m. CST

 

ST. LOUIS, MO - AmerenUE says it will pay restitution to a family that was injured when Ameren's Taum Sauk reservoir collapsed in December.

The St. Louis-based utility announced today it has reached a settlement with Jerry and Lisa Toops, although it did not disclose terms.  A company spokeswoman wasn't immediately available for comment today.

The Toops and their three children were at home in the early morning hours of December 14 when the reservoir collapse sent a torrent of more than one billion gallons of water rushing down the side of Proffit Mountain.

The deluge washed away the Toops' house, injuring them and their three children.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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