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Army Engineers to flood 130,000 acres of Missouri farmland to save blighted Illinois town of 2,800

Judge says southern Illinois levee can be blown up

By Miriam Moynihan
Reuters

A federal judge on Friday ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can blow up a Mississippi River levee, which would flood Missouri farmland but prevent the flooding of an Illinois town.

NYTimes May 2nd update: Missouri has appealed to the US Supreme Court, while at this moment, explosives are being packed.

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