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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

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, 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

Bridgeton landfill

EPA Puts Six-Month Delay on Firebreak Trench Project

It was supposed to start this summer, but now the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will be six months or more before it begins digging a firebreak trench to separate the burning Bridgeton landfill from nearby nuclear waste.

08/08/2014

Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

Bridgeton Landfill Odor Settlement Approved

A federal judge has approved a $6.8 million class action settlement for residents who live near a smoldering Missouri landfill.

08/05/2014

Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

EPA: Final Report on Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex Shows Facility ‘Suitable for Public Use’

The EPA says the facility is suitable for public use and requires no further environmental response.

07/31/2014

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

Stenger: Dooley Has Conflict of Interest in Burning Bridgeton Landfill

Steve Stenger says it’s wrong for the nuclear dump site spokesman, Richard Callow, to also be playing a role in the Dooley re-election effort.

07/31/2014

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

4 Members of Congress Send Letter to EPA Over West Lake Landfill

Soil testing continues at baseball fields near the landfill, and the letter says that Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt and Congressmen Ann Wagner and Lacy Clay want to know the results.

07/22/2014

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill (Photo: KMOX)

EPA: No Health Concerns at Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex

The testing suggests no levels of gamma radiation pose any public health concerns for users.

“EPA’s analysis of data collected from more than 58,000 surface points across BMAC suggests no levels of gam

06/26/2014

Dawn Chapman of the West Lake Mom's group and her daughter Sophie. Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

Army Corps to Moms Group: No Data on Radiation Testing of Haul Roads

The Army Corps of Engineers has told Just Moms STL that it can’t find any data to prove EPA claims that past testing of the haul roads around the landfill showed no radiation problem.

06/25/2014

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