Bridgeton Landfill

School Districts Send West Lake Landfill Letters HomeSchool districts are sending letters home, trying to soothe concerns about the underground fire and buried nuclear waste next-door
Landfill Radiation Prompts Dog Grooming Business to CloseLoretta Copeland says the radiation worries and the foul odors are forcing her to leave without even putting her business up for sale.
County Executive Sends EPA a Letter for Landfill PlansStenger says the 4-year-old fire has been smoldering too long without answers from the EPA.
Bridgeton Landfill Report: Odor is Not a Health ThreatA study of the air quality in and around the Bridgeton Landfill show no public concern for any odor released by the landfill.
Judge Tells Republic Services to Keep Landfill Fire Data FlowingThe 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.
EPA Claims Air Safe to Breathe Near Burning Bridgeton LandfillEPA 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.
A Smell in the Air, Contaminated Groundwater BelowGroundwater under the radioactive West Lake Landfill is contaminated with high amounts of radium, according to a study by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Council Asks EPA For Bridgeton Landfill Contaminant StudiesMembers also want agency to come up with guidelines for fighting any fires there.
Bridgeton Landfill Underground Fire Site Not SmokingWhat some Bridgeton residents thought was smoke coming from the landfill fire site, was actually steam from a company processing asphalt.
New Concerns About the Bridgeton Landfill FireThe 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.
Residents Living Near Bridgeton Landfill Learn of Proposed Evacuation PlanLast night, Bridgeton Landfill neighbors got a glimpse at the evacuation plan, should the landfill fire hit the surface or run into nearby radioactive waste.
Emergency Planners, Bridgeton Residents to Discuss Disaster Plan TonightThe 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.

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