PNS Weekend Newscast - April 22, 2017
In focus on the rundown: Arkansas keeps the pressure on for more executions; we take you to Earth Day actions in New York and Colorado: and look into whether Trump policies are prompting back-door militarization of local police.
ST. LOUIS - It's been a smelly, hot summer around the Bridgeton landfill, and some neighbors and activists think the landfill owner's plan to keep an underground fire from spreading stinks even more. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is scheduled this week to consider Republic Services'
ST. LOUIS - The Missouri Attorney General's Office has reached an agreement with the company that runs the Bridgeton landfill on how to control the stench from its underground fire. The agreement calls for Republic Services to cap the landfill, but first company officials say they'll need to remove
ST. LOUIS - The Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill, just north of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, has been smoldering underground since last summer, and people who live nearby say the air seems to be getting worse. They've been calling and complaining about headaches and illnesses for months and,
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Missouri's new plans to build small modular nuclear power plants may have hit a snag. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has stopped licensing new plants, and extending existing licenses, because a federal court has ruled that storing the radioactive waste on-site hasn't been pro
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Advocates for clean, renewable energy are pointing to nuclear power financing plans turned down in recent months in Missouri and across the country, as examples of how the industry is too expensive and too volatile to meet the nation's energy needs. Ed Smith, with the Missouri Coal
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A bill in the Missouri legislature that would create funding for a second nuclear power plant in Callaway County is also creating a lot of controversy. The CWIP (Construction Work In Progress) bill being pushed by the utility company AmerenUE would have ratepayers front the co
Jefferson City, MO – Keep the no-CWIP law as is – that's the message from consumer and environmental groups in Missouri who are speaking out against a bill that would allow electric utilities to charge consumers for the cost of power plants before they are generating electricity. That