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PNS Daily Newscast - April 20, 2018 


The DOJ delivers the Comey memos to Congress. Also on our rundown: More evidence that rent prices are out of reach in many markets; Wisconsin counties brace for sulfide mining; and the Earth Day focus this weekend in North Dakota is on recycling.

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Public News Service - MO: Nuclear Waste

PHOTO: Bridgeton landfill's underground fire is drawing fire over odors and safety concerns. Photo courtesy: Missouri DNR

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'

Pinned locations show resident odor complaints outside the one mile radius MCE says it is not meant to be a scientific analysis.  Courtesy of: MCE

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

DNR takes control of air testing at Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill. Courtesy of: Missouri DNR

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

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