2005 Missouri Revised Statutes - § 569.070. — Causing catastrophe.

569.070. 1. A person commits the crime of causing catastrophe if he knowingly causes a catastrophe by explosion, fire, flood, collapse of a building, release of poison, radioactive material, bacteria, virus or other dangerous and difficult to confine force or substance.

2. "Catastrophe" means death or serious physical injury to ten or more people or substantial damage to five or more buildings or inhabitable structures or substantial damage to a vital public facility which seriously impairs its usefulness or operation.

3. Causing catastrophe is a class A felony.

(L. 1977 S.B. 60)

Effective 1-1-79

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