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LEO fights for clean closure of Missouri’s leaking coal ash ponds

Presentation by Patricia Schuba, Labadie Environmental Organization

Patricia Schuba will share the latest in her organization’s fight to move coal ash pits and landfills out of the Missouri River floodplain.

Labadie Plant

This photo showing the Ameren Labadie Powerplant on the banks of the Missouri River. Photo by J.B. Forbes of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Time and Place

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
7:00 pm

Big A's on the Riverfront
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Presented by Patricia Schuba, Labadie Environmental Organization

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

6. p.m. Social Hour at Big A’s on the Riverfront
7:00 p.m. Presentation

At Big A’s on the Riverfront (in the back room)
308 N Main St. –  St Charles, MO
(directions below)

Presentation is FREE and open to the public! 

Hosted by Greenway Network

Missouri has a coal ash problem. We are the second most coal dependent state in the nation, produce tons of coal waste, and have dumped most of the waste in our floodplains and communities. State regulators are currently finalizing rules for the management of coal wastes in the state and will be submitting them to the federal EPA for approval in lieu of the national standards set by the 2015 Coal Ash Rule. At the same time, utilities are applying for closure of the earthen dug out pits which have been used for decades to hold ash slurry and plant wastes but, surprisingly want to leave the material sitting along rivers in the alluvial aquifer. The conversation will address the risks and what can and should be done.

Patricia Schuba has been the President of Labadie Environmental Organization approximately 7 years; She has degrees in biology, anthropology, sociology. Worked in healthcare 16 years at large teaching hospitals – Vanderbilt, Massachusetts General Hospital, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, BJC – retired from healthcare in 2001. Was a clinician, educator, and published on gut health and nutrition support.  Have worked on environmental projects since then – Citizens Coal Council, Coal Ash Director; consultant on coal ash report to EPA docket, etc.

Patricia was born in and lives in Labadie, MO. in a 4th generation farm family. She loves hiking, birding, archaeology, rock collecting, and being with family and friends.


To Big A’s on the Riverfront, our host for the Speaker Series.

To get there from I-70

  • Take I-70 to exit 229B – the 5th St. Exit
  • Merge onto 5th St. headed north toward St. Charles.
  • After about 1 mile, turn right on Monroe St.
  • Turn left onto N. Main St.
  • Big A’s will be on your right (308 N. Main St.) Additional parking is available in the rear.
  • View on Google Maps.

The Big Muddy Speakers Series in St. Charles

is hosted by these wonderful partners:

All speakers are presenting for free and Big A’s is sharing the space for free! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with all of us!

The Big Muddy Speaker Series also takes place monthly in Rocheport and Kansas City.

A special thank you to Greg Poleski of Greenway Network for making this happen!

The views and opinions expressed by our presenters do not necessarily reflect the view or policies of Greenway Network, the Big Muddy Speaker Series or any of the partners that support this public forum. The Big Muddy Speaker Series believes that hearing diverse perspectives is a crucial building block for an informed public.