Bridgeton Landfill

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

Bridgeton Landfill Report: Odor is Not a Health Threat

A study of the air quality in and around the Bridgeton Landfill show no public concern for any odor released by the landfill.

06/22/2015

West Lake Landfill opponents celebrate on June 16, 2015. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

Judge Tells Republic Services to Keep Landfill Fire Data Flowing

The owners of the burning Bridgeton Landfill have agreed to continue providing carbon monoxide data to the state on a monthly basis to help emergency planners understand the proximity of the fire to the nearby nuclear waste in the West Lake Landfill.

06/16/2015

(Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

EPA Claims Air Safe to Breathe Near Burning Bridgeton Landfill

EPA Regional Administrator Karl Brooks says the seven-month study from May through December last year found no harmful levels of alpha, beta or gamma radiation.

01/20/2015

Smoke and steam rise from the dig site at the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill on May 23, 2013.
(Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen)

A Smell in the Air, Contaminated Groundwater Below

Groundwater under the radioactive West Lake Landfill is contaminated with high amounts of radium, according to a study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

12/18/2014

Photo of Bridgeton Landfill Aug. 19, 2013 showing black liner material to be covered. (Photo: dnr.mo.gov/bridgeton/)

Council Asks EPA For Bridgeton Landfill Contaminant Studies

Members also want agency to come up with guidelines for fighting any fires there.

12/17/2014

Smoke and steam rise from the dig site at the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill on May 23, 2013.
(Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen)

Bridgeton Landfill Underground Fire Site Not Smoking

What some Bridgeton residents thought was smoke coming from the landfill fire site, was actually steam from a company processing asphalt.

10/16/2014

Smoke and steam rise from the dig site at the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill on May 23, 2013.
(Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen)

New Concerns About the Bridgeton Landfill Fire

The state Department of Natural Resources is sending a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, asking for more information on where the fire is in relation to buried nuclear waste.

10/15/2014

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill, where underground fire has been smoldering since December 2010 (Photo: KMOX)

Residents Living Near Bridgeton Landfill Learn of Proposed Evacuation Plan

Last night, Bridgeton Landfill neighbors got a glimpse at the evacuation plan, should the landfill fire hit the surface or run into nearby radioactive waste.

09/19/2014

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

Emergency Planners, Bridgeton Residents to Discuss Disaster Plan Tonight

The county’s emergency management director will brief residents on what they would have to do to protect themselves while falling ash would be monitored for possible radioactive contamination.

09/18/2014

Smoke and steam rise from the dig site at the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill on May 23, 2013.
(Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen)

Bridgeton Landfill Sparking New Worries

New worries today about the burning Bridgeton landfill, including where the fire is, and how much time it might take to build a firebreak trench to isolate the nuclear waste.

09/04/2014

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