Film & Discussion – “Coal Ash Stories”

Published: March 16, 2015

Presented by Labadie Environmental Organization

Original presentation, March 16, 2015, Westport Coffeehouse Theater – 4010 Pennsylvania Ave. Kansas City, MO

coal ash sludge Imagine being afraid to drink your water, take a bath, fish or farm.  These are the fears facing communities near coal ash pits in Missouri and throughout the country.  Coal Ash Stories was an event featuring four short films focused on coal ash, public health concerns, related policy, and ways that communities are responding.

This film was presented by Labadie Environmental Organization, who has been fighting permitting of a new coal ash landfill in the Missouri River floodplain upstream of St. Louis.


Click here for flier (pdf).

Resources and Links


Residents Express Concerns About Water at Ameren Permit Hearing– by Josh Mitchell Missourian Staff Writer,, Feb. 22, 2015

“After 16 years with lapsed power plant permit, Ameren’s new wastewater proposal gets public hearing” – b

“Ameren, Franklin County Strike Back In The Legal Battle Over Labadie’s Coal Ash Landfill“- by

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Thanks to all of our venue hosts for making this possible! Click here for a list of upcoming presentations» The Big Muddy Speaker Series is also held monthly in Rocheport and St. Charles.

Recordings of Presentations

Kansas City Digital Video has been recording Big Muddy Speaker Series presentations. These are available on their website at this link. Some contain synchronized powerpoint presentations. We will be posting these to the archived presentation pages on Thanks Micheal Morgan and crew for putting this important archive online! The Big Muddy Speaker Series is partially funded by the Columbia Ecological Services Field Office (USFWS) and the Mo. Dept. of Conservation.

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