Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Missouri Sues Ameren

AP via Topix:

The state sued Ameren Corp. on Wednesday over the billion-gallon breach of a reservoir it says was caused by the utility's negligence.

Ameren already has agreed to pay federal regulators a record $15 million fine for the December 2005 breach of the Taum Sauk reservoir, which created an instant flood that injured a family of five and nearly destroyed a southeastern Missouri state park.