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Sewage Issues Facing The Meramec River: A Biologist’s Insight

Pictured: Jason Knouft. Photo provided by Jason Knouft.

Pictured: Jason Knouft. Photo provided by Jason Knouft.

Associate Professor of Biology at Saint Louis University, Jason Knouft, talks with Don Corrigan about possible issues from raw sewage being pumped into the Meramec River because of the damaged Fenton Sewage Treatment Plant.

 

The Fenton Sewage Plant is estimated to be non-operational until April. Raw sewage is being pumped into the Meramec River until the plant is repaired from damages sustained in the historic December flooding.

Knouft lends scientific understanding of what the raw sewage could do to plant and wildlife habitat, and also what humans should be aware of before entering the river.

To hear the interview click on the Soundcloud link below.

Produced by Holly Shanks. Music provided by House of Cowboy.

 

 

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One response to “Sewage Issues Facing The Meramec River: A Biologist’s Insight

  1. IMPORTANT MEETING ABOUT THE MERAMEC

    There was much concern about the Meramec River situation after the recent flooding when I spoke to two groups recently on climate change issues, weather and the future. So, I am posting this meeting notice from the Open Space Council regarding the meeting about the Meramec.

    ******************************************************************************************
    The Meramec River Recreation Association, East-West Gateway Council of Governments and the Meramec River Tributary Alliance are excited to announce that our next meeting will be held on Friday, February 26th from 9:00 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Morning coffee and lunch will be included in the ticket price of $12/person.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Kat Dockery
    Open Space Council

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