Missouri may deny meat packer’s request to dump wastewater in river

By Allison Kite State regulators are poised to deny a request from a southwest Missouri meat-packer to discharge treated wastewater directly into a river already impaired by E. coli.  Missouri Prime Beef Packers requested permission from the state to treat wastewater from its meatpacking operation near Pleasant Hope using a proprietary microbe technology and discharge…

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Use Held’s Island Access to get on the Gasconade

The Gasconade River begins its 280-mile journey in the Missouri Ozarks near Hartville to where it unites with the Missouri River near the appropriately-named town of Gasconade.  Floaters, fishermen, stargazers, and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and walks of life enjoy it year-round.  While there are many ways to access this river, I have always…

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Enjoying Missouri streams & rivers

Each year, tens of thousands of visitors frequent the shallow water and gravel bars that make Missouri’s float streams popular recreational locations.  Unfortunately, many visitors have not prepared properly and find themselves and their activity in violation of state law.  There is no replacement for common sense and individual responsibility, so please be courteous and…

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