EPA Presents Mo. Pollution Plans Thursday

By St. Louis Business Journal

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agencyâ¿¿s Region 7 will present energy savings and pollution reduction plans for eight Missouri cities at a public event Thursday, July 8, co-hosted with the city of Oâ¿¿Fallon, Mo.

The event will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday at the Oâ¿¿Fallon Wastewater Plant, 150 Firma Road.

The U.S. EPAâ¿¿s Kansas City-based Region 7 includes Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and nine Tribal Nations.

EPA Region 7 developed a Missouri Energy Management Initiative for Water and Wastewater Utilities for Branson, Columbia, Harrisonville, Joplin, Neosho, Oâ¿¿Fallon, Rolla and St. Peters in Missouri.

Those cities developed energy management plans to address current and future costs associated with energy usage.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Missouri University of Science & Technologyâ¿¿s Institute of Environmental Excellence and Siemens Industry Inc. are partners in the program.

Combined, the eight cities will reduce energy consumption by more than 8 million kilowatt hours with an estimated reduction of 16 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions by less coal being burned at regional power plants.

Expected to attend the event Thursday are EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks, Missouri Department of Natural Resources Director Mark Templeton, Oâ¿¿Fallon Mayor Bill Hennessy, and Siemens Industry District Manager David Hopping.

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