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Missouri senator says there was a 'cover-up' concerning E. coli

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 | 4:43 p.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — A Missouri senator leading a review of the delayed release of E. coli results says there has been an "organized cover-up" and an outside investigation might be necessary.

Republican Sen. Brad Lager,R-Savannah, says his committee's examination has been hindered by leaders of the Department of Natural Resources and possibly others.

A Senate environment committee is investigating how the DNR handles E. coli tests. The probe started after the environmental agency waited about a month to report high bacteria levels at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Lager said Wednesday there might be a need for further investigation, but he did not call for one. Lager says one option is for the attorney general's office to appoint special investigators.


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