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Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster meets with Republic Services officials.

Koster Threatens More Legal Action Against Burning Landfill

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster warns the owners of the burning landfill to cooperate more with state and local officials — or face court action.

02/18/2014

Bridgeton landfill fire response on February 16, 2014 (KMOX/Brian Kelly)

Surface Fire Extinguished at Bridgeton Landfill

Owner says no indication of any public safety concerns

02/16/2014

Photo/KMOX/Kevin Killeen

Unusually Bad Odor Coming from Bridgeton Landfill

More than fifty people have posted written complaints about the smell neighborhood activist, Dawn Champman, describes as “burning tire, rubber, even a little bit of raw gasoline or kerosene.”

02/04/2014

Photo/KMOX/Kevin Killeen

More Testing This Week At Bridgeton Landfill

The EPA will be digging up to 80 feet deep to find out if radioactive waste from the West Lake Landfill has migrated closer to an underground fire at the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill.

01/13/2014

Photo/KMOX/Kevin Killeen

More Testing at Bridgeton Landfill Next Week

The new testing will include drilling up to 80 feet in the ground to determine if any dirt near the landfill includes radioactive material.

01/09/2014

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

Extreme Cold Causes More Odor Problems at Landfill

The odor problem that has plagued the Bridgeton Landfill in St. Louis County for several months is back, and this time the extreme cold weather from earlier this week is part of the problem.

01/08/2014

(photo credit: KMOX/ Kevin Killeen)

More Radioactive Material Found Near Burning Bridgeton Landfill

The radioactive dirt was found about 30 feet below the surface, in an area where landfill owner Republic Services want to dig a firebreak trench.

12/11/2013

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill (Photo: KMOX)

Nuclear Waste Expert Calls West Lake Landfill “Highly Toxic”

BRIDGETON, MO–(KMOX)–The West Lake Landfill nuclear should be dug up and hauled away — so says a nuclear waste expert in town tonight to meet with Bridgeton residents. Robert Alvarez, who served in the Department […]

11/21/2013

(photo credit: KMOX/ Kevin Killeen)

EPA Testing at Bridgeton Landfill to Resume Next Week

Republic Services, owner of the Bridgeton Landfill, is preparing to build a firebreak trench to separate the fire from nearby nuclear waste at the West Lake Landfill.

10/23/2013

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

Testing Work to Start on Bridgeton Landfill Trench

Initial testing is about to start on a trench to help prevent underground smoldering at a suburban St. Louis landfill from reaching World War II-era nuclear waste buried 1,200 feet away.

10/22/2013

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