Missouri's Government Expects AmerenUE To Pay For Damaging State Park
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Missouri's Government Expects AmerenUE To Pay For Damaging State Park

Date: October 3, 2006
By: Carolyn Tseng
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: Besides paying the federal government for damages resulting from a flood at a state park, Ameren Corporation may have to compensate the state as well.

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Ameren Corporation and the federal government reached a 15 million dollar settlement for the company's breach of a reservoir in Reynolds County.

But Missouri does not receive any of the money. It goes entirely to the federal government.

The Missouri Governor's spokesman Spence Jackson says the state is actively trying to reach a settlement with the company.

Jackson also says the company's willingness to acknowledge its responsibility is impressive.

 

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A breach in the reservoir released 1.3 billion gallons of water into Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, causing extensive damage.

This is Carolyn Tseng, reporting from the State Capitol.


Intro: With the flooding and destruction of an 80-year-old forest at a state park, the Missouri Government is demanding that the Ameren Corporation pay for its action. RunTime:
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Missouri's governor is calling for Ameren Corporation to pay the state after a reservoir breach flooded and damaged Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park in Reynolds County.

The company has recently agreed to pay a 15 million dollar settlement to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Even though this settlement is the largest amount in the commission's history, the state does not expect to receive any of it.

The Governor's spokesman Spence Jackson says he hopes the company will contribute more than just money to improve the park.

 

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Ameren has already paid for much of the clean-up effort at the site since the breach happened in December.