Gov. Nixon announced plan to clean up the Lake of the Ozarks
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Gov. Nixon announced plan to clean up the Lake of the Ozarks

Date: September 23, 2009
By: Max Reiss
State Capitol Bureau

Intro:  Governor Nixon announces a new plan to clean up the entire Lake of the Ozarks.
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Wrap: With no details on how much it will cost or how the state's Department of Natural Resources will do it, Governor Jay Nixon announced a plan to clean up the Lake of the Ozarks Wednesday.

The plan comes more than two months after the D-N-R released it's e. coli findings at the lake.

Nixon made a vow to everyone who comes to the Lake of the Ozarks.

Actuality:  LAKNIX1.WAV
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Description: "This lake will be cleaner when I am done, than it was when I started."

The governor said the plan includes four steps: to inspect 400 facilities with wastewater permits, a zero tolerance policy for lake polluters, a comprehensive water quality survey, and a rigorous application review for anyone requesting a wastewater permit.

Reporting from Osage Beach, I'm Max Reiss. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

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Intro:  Missouri's governor says the time is now to start cleaning up the Lake of the Ozarks.
RunTime:  0:43
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Wrap: Governor Jay Nixon announced how the Department of Natural Resources will clean up the Lake of the Ozarks.

The plan includes the D-N-R inspecting 400 facilities around the lake as well as a complete lake water quality survey.

The governor said things happened this summer in the Ozarks that should never happen again.

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Description: "Having to close beaches in a state park is a dramatic occurrence that happened not once but twice this summer and certainly that focused my attention on this particular resource."

Nixon said the state has the cash to pay for the clean up but didn't say how much it will cost.

Reporting from Osage Beach, I'm Max Reiss. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

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