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This Week in #MOwater: Greenway Network cleans two biggest rivers, Flood control project in Cape

Posted in: News- Mar 26, 2015 No Comments

Missouri

Bridgeton Landfill: New health chief promises to study effects
St. Louis

The announcement was a change from the limited involvement the health department under former County Executive Charlie Dooley had with the burning Bridgeton landfill and its potential health impacts. But County Executive Steve Stenger’s new health chief, Faisal Khan, signaled a new interest in the issue from both Stenger and his department.

Big River Cleanup: Great Rivers Greenway cleans up Missouri, Mississippi Rivers
St. Louis area

Volunteers worked Saturday to clean up trash along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. The Greenway Network sponsored the operations. Volunteers cleaned trash and debris along the Mississippi River Trail, which runs from the old Chain of Rocks Bridge to downtown St. Louis.

Sinkholes: Aging stormwater system leads to collapsing infrastructure
Columbia

The emergency repair on Nebraska Avenue — estimated to cost between $8,000 and $10,000 — is one of several dozen stormwater problems cropping up throughout the city, Sewer Utility Manager David Sorrell said.

Water Woes: Coalition hears report on water woes elsewhere
Joplin

Southwest Missouri could be ahead of the curve — thanks to the local planning that already has been done — in preparing for a drought-driven water shortage when compared with other parts of the state and nation.

Flood-control: project soon will be up for public comment
Cape Girardeau

Another opportunity for the public to provide comment on a controversial $165 million flood control project in Southeast Missouri is expected this summer.

World

Plastic Surprise: Finding Heightens Concern Over Tiny Bits Of Plastic Polluting Our Oceans
Worldwide

“We never thought of looking for plastic,” said Javier Gomez Fernandez, a biologist at Singapore University of Technology and Design. His team’s accidental finding of plastic in the skin of both farmed and wild fish, published online this month in the supplementary section of their unrelated peer-reviewed paper, adds to already growing environmental and public health concerns about the plastic particles pervading our oceans and waterways.