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Governor Wants Ameren to Give Up Mountain, Railroad to State as Compensation for SeMo Reservoir Failure

APRIL 14, 2006 - Posted at 3:39 p.m. CST

 

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - Governor Blunt wants AmerenUE to give the state a mountain and an old railroad as compensation for the Taum Sauk reservoir failure.

The December 14 reservoir break washed out Johnson Shut-Ins State Park.  And Ameren is paying for the park clean-up.

But Blunt says the utility company should also compensate the state for its lost resources, like the 80-year-old forest that is now gone, or the vanished wildlife habitat. 

Blunt is suggesting AmerenUE could give the state Church Mountain, which is located near Taum Sauk.

He also says the utility could let the state use an old Rock Island Railroad bed for a hiking and biking trail.  The move would allow the Katy Trail State Park to be extended westward to the Kansas City area.

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

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