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EPA: No health impact from coal ash at lake near eastern Missouri town of Crystal City

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CRYSTAL CITY, Missouri — The Environmental Protection Agency says testing confirms that a lake in eastern Missouri is safe.

Rotary Drilling Supply Inc. settled with the EPA last year in a case that required the company to cap a site near Crystal City where tons of coal ash had been dumped. The EPA was concerned that Willers Lake had been polluted.

But the EPA informed Crystal City mayor Thomas Schilly this month that there does not appear to be any public health impact at the lake.

The coal ash is from Ameren's Missouri's Rush Island coal power plant.

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