Thursday, July 14, 2011

St. Louis plumber sues Ameren

A St. Louis County plumber is taking the utility company Ameren to court. Bob Bishop alleges Ameren terminated his contract after he told the company it was violating environmental laws.

Ken Chackes, a lawyer for the plaintiff, says Bishop has worked as a contractor for Ameren since 2003.

“His contract was terminated because he was reporting to the high officials in the company that Ameren was violating environmental laws and not using licensed plumbers to perform a lot of jobs and essentially was causing dangerous pollutants to get into the environment, endangering Ameren employees and the public” Chackes said.

Chackes says Bishop was working almost exclusively for Ameren when his contract was terminated, and that he is seeking financial compensation.

An Ameren spokesperson said the company cannot comment on pending litigation.

Véronique LaCapra, St. Louis Public Radio


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