Missouri's natural resources department gets grant for landfill study

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 | 7:06 a.m. CST; updated 9:40 a.m. CST, Wednesday, February 23, 2011

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is receiving about $216,000 from the federal government to study the condition of old, closed landfills in rural communities.

The agency says many older landfills did not have to meet modern environmental standards, and many were not closed properly.

The Department of Natural Resources says it will use the findings to train cities on how to maintain the closed dumps or buy and sell properties with landfills on them.

The department wants to make sure the landfills don't pollute nearby water resources or otherwise harm the environment.


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Robert LaHue February 23, 2011 | 9:23 a.m.

Now they will find out what is poluting Hinkson creek anyone can see this just go to rtb/ paris rd to brown station rd to e. heller rd then south on n. rogers rd look off the brige then turn around go back to brown staion the turn onto peabody towards the dump and have a look from that brige just below the dump and you can see the differance in water qulity the dump is doing the damage run by the City of columbia and the whole county is getting charged for it soon..

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