Immediate Release - Nov. 12, 1997

 

MEDIA ADVISORY - STREAMS AND RIVERS POLLUTION

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CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES ON AGENDA OF CLEAN WATER COMMISSION - WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19.

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-FAMILY FARM GROUPS, CITIZENS' ORGANIZATIONS, AND ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS TO PRESENT CONCERNS AND PERSPECTIVES.

-GROUPS WILL MEET INFORMALLY AFTER COMMISSION MEETING TO DISCUSS WATER QUALITY PROBLEMS AROUND THE STATE...MEDIA IS WELCOME.

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The Missouri Clean Water Commission will meet beginning at 9 a.m., Nov. 19, at Newton Hall on the campus of Crowder College in Neosho. Among the agenda items to be considered and acted upon are:

-A request for variances and stays on discharge permit conditions by the

DOE RUN MINING COMPANY.

-PREMIUM STANDARD FARMS has requested variances for discharging sludge onto adjacent fields.

-DYNO-NOBEL has requested a stay of discharge permit conditions.

-There will be an update of separate appeals by the Sierra Club/Farmers and Premium Standard Farms on the discharge and monitoring conditions on proposed permits to PREMIUM STANDARD FARMS.

-There will be a presentation by concerned citizens of the Willow Springs area about proposed industrial projects that will impact upon the ELEVEN POINT RIVER.

Farmers, local citizens and environmentalists from around the state, and from NE Oklahoma, are coming to this meeting and will be speaking to the Commission on the above items. The overriding concerns are the proliferation of industrial-style hog and poultry operations causing severe water pollution.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL KEN MIDKIFF: 573-815-9250