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      Ameren seeks coal ash landfill in Jefferson County

      FESTUS, Mo. (AP) -- The St. Louis-based utility company Ameren Missouri is seeking to place a coal ash landfill at its Rush Island power plant in Jefferson County.

      The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will hold a public meeting Tuesday at Festus City Hall to discuss the permitting process. Ameren has obtained preliminary approval for a geological investigation for a landfill at the plant.

      Ameren is already seeking a coal ash landfill next to its Labadie plant in nearby Franklin County, though some residents of that area opposed to building it in the Missouri River floodway.