Missouri Senate panel to investigate withheld E. coli report
Thursday, July 23, 2009 | 3:58 p.m. CDT
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri lawmakers will
investigate claims that a state agency withheld a report showing
unsafe levels of E. coli in the Lake of the Ozarks.
committee focusing on environmental issues said Thursday it would hold
hearings on how the Department of Natural Resources handled the E. coli
report. Dates for the hearings will be announced later.
The department is accused of refusing to turn over public documents about bacteria
levels in the lake. Results of tests conducted May 26 weren't released
until June 26, when lower E. coli levels from later testing also were
reported. A department spokeswoman initially said the E. coli report was
withheld over tourism concerns.
Attorney General Chris Koster already is reviewing complaints that the department violated state open records laws.
Like what you see here? Become a member.
Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.
You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.
Leave a comment
Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines
outlined below and register with our site.
You must be logged in to comment. (Our
full comment policy is here.)
- Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
- Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or
discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
- Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will
be published with every comment.
(Read why we ask for that here.)
- Don’t solicit or promote businesses.
We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see
something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.
You must be logged in to comment.