Taum Sauk Dubbed Brokeback Mountain

A John Darkow cartoon in the Columbia Tribune on December 18 depicts the Taum Sauk disaster as “Brokeback Mountain.”

The Missouri Parks Department has an official page now on the disaster which includes photos, registration for volunteer clean up and a spot to make comments about your experiences at the park.

Cheryl Hammond of the St. Louis Chapter of the Sierra Club offers the following Taum Sauk disaster stories:

DNR holding AmerenUE responsible for reservoir failure
Rolla Daily News, December 23, 2005
Lesterville shows support for victims of the big spill
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 22, 2005
Blunt directs DNR to use emergency funds for reservoir restoration
Kansas City Star, December 22, 2005
Missouri orders work after flood
Kansas City Star, December 22, 2005
(Taum Sauk) Independent consultants will guide probe
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 21, 2005
Clean-up progresses and child injured in reservoir rupture improves
Kansas City Star, December 21, 2005
Child injured in reservoir rupture is improving
(Taum Sauk) Spill damage is overwhelming
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 21, 2005
Ameren to be ordered to clean up damage from reservoir breach
Kansas City Star, December 20, 2005
2 children injured in reservoir breach are sent home
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 19, 2005
(editorial) DAM SAFETY Taum Sauk Tsunami wakes up regulators
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 18, 2005
Gov. Blunt says Ameren should pay all costs from reservoir breach
State ‘not at fault’ in collapse of reservoir
Kansas City Star, December 17, 2005
Blunt orders review of dam safety rules
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 16, 2005
Blunt calls on agency to study dam safety law
St. Louis Business Journal, December 16, 2005

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