The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved Ameren’s request to expand the boundaries of its Labadie Energy Center for a proposed coal ash landfill.
A PSC news release states:
The PSC in its deliberations considered whether there is a need for the proposed facility; whether Ameren is qualified to operate the proposed coal ash landfill; whether Ameren has the financial ability to construct and operate the proposed coal ash landfill; whether the proposed facility is economically feasible; and whether the construction and operation of the proposed coal ash landfill promotes the public interest.
“The commission concludes that approving Ameren Missouri’s application for a certificate of convenience and necessity to expand the boundaries of its Labadie Energy Center to allow room to construct and operate a coal ash landfill will promote the public interest,” the commission said.
The granting of the application is conditioned upon Ameren Missouri having obtained all necessary construction and land disturbance permits from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
In January, Ameren Missouri filed an application with the PSC seeking permission to expand the boundaries of the Labadie Energy Center for the landfill.
For more information on this decision see The Weekend Missourian.