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Koster Reaches Agreement with Bridgeton Landfill Owners

Koster says this doesn’t mean the landfill is off the hook for the odor violations of the past several years.

06/19/2014

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

Judge Clarifies Bridgeton Landfill Settlement

Residents who collect damages from a $6.8 million class-action settlement over the smoldering Bridgeton Landfill in St. Louis County can still pursue separate legal claims related to radiation risks.

06/19/2014

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

High Levels of Benzene Found at Bridgeton Landfill

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster to seek a preliminary injunction ordering the landfill’s owner to boost its oversight while also paying the state more money to monitor the site.

06/03/2014

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

Koster to File Freedom of Information Act Request for EPA Data

Attorney General Chris Koster wants the EPA to test the roads around the West Lake landfill to make sure they don’t have high levels of radiation.

06/03/2014

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

EPA to Begin Radiation Testing Near Bridgeton Ballfields

Some people are still unsatisfied that the EPA won’t test a nearby drainage ditch that’s apparently a play area for kids.

05/19/2014

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

EPA Refuses Koster’s Demand for More Radiation Tests

The EPA has responded to Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster’s demand for more radiation tests on the haul roads around the West Lake landfill.

05/15/2014

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

EPA Agrees to Screen for Contamination at Bridgeton Athletic Complex

Mayor Conrad Bowers stated that the screening is being conducted to alleviate any possible concerns as to the safety for anyone visiting the complex.

05/07/2014

Residents of the Spanish Village subdivision in Bridgeton gathered at their neighborhood park on May 3, 2014 to hear from an attorney representing them in a potential lawsuit settlement with the owner of the Bridgeton Landfill. (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Learning More About Bridgeton Landfill Settlement

Residents living near site of odor nuisance quiz attorney who reached potential deal for plaintiffs

05/03/2014

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

EPA: Baseball Fields Near West Lake Landfill are Safe

The fear of radioactive contamination forced organizers to move a major little league tournament from a sports complex in Bridgeton.

05/01/2014

Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

Attorney General Koster Takes Action on Bridgeton Landfill

Chris Koster sent a letter calling on the EPA to test for radiological contamination in the surrounding community, and filed a motion in St. Louis County Circuit Court.

04/29/2014

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