Trial over Reservoir Collapse Moved

MARCH 13, 2007 - Posted at 7:46 a.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - A lawsuit over the Taum Sauk reservoir collapse will be heard where the incident occured.

Attorney General Jay Nixon says a judge transferred the case from St. Louis to Reynolds County.  Both Nixon and reservoir owner Ameren UE had agreed to the change.

The mountain-top reservoir broke in December 2005, unleashing more than one billion gallons of water on Johnson Shut-Ins State Park and seriously injuring the park superintendent's family.

Nixon is suing Ameren for damages.

Governor Blunt's administration also has been trying to negotiate a settlement with Ameren.

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