by Tom Finkel
Residents of Crystal City couldn't keep their elected officials from approving a plan last December to bring an iron-ore smelter to their Jefferson County township. Yesterday many of those same residents expressed their continued disapproval for the project in the one place their opinions count: the election booth.
Crystal City voters also approved yesterday a bill to annex the Festus Airport. Members of C4 speculate that the city wants the airport for access to Wings Enterprises' proposed $1 billion smelter.
For more on the controversy surrounding the smelter development, see my story, "Smelterville," published January 16 in RFT.