Bridgeton Landfill

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

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

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

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