Former Mo. DNR official regrets E. coli delay
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The former deputy chief of Missouri's environmental agency says the delayed release of an E. coli report
The Department of Natural Resources took water samples from the Lake of the Ozarks on May 26. Results showing high bacteria levels were not publicized until late June. That has prompted a Senate investigation.
Former DNR deputy director Joe Bindbeutel says he wanted the agency to better understand why bacteria were high
Bindbeutel told Senate investigators he now regrets not releasing results immediately. He says that's because the