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Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill

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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

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Bridgeton Landfill Fire Heats Up Race for County Executive

BRIDGETON, MO–(KMOX)–It’s a landfill fire near a radioactive dump that could worry thousands of voters in north county — and the man who wants to unseat Charlie Dooley is making it an issue in the […]

10/17/2013

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill, where underground fire has been smoldering since December 2010

Hot Spot Near West Lake Landfill Raises Concerns

ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–An environmental group is warning a new underground fire could be forming at a Bridgeton landfill — closer to buried nuclear waste than the current fire. The existing underground fire at the Bridgeton Sanitary […]

09/13/2013

Smoke and steam rise from the dig site at the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill, May 23, 2013
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Landfill Expert Warns of Long Term Cleanup Costs at Bridgeton Landfill

BRIDGETON, MO–(KMOX)–With the fire still smoldering deep underground at that Bridgeton landfill, an industry consultant is warning the long term cleanup costs could put the parent company at risk and leave taxpayers picking up the […]

09/02/2013

Missouri Senators Blunt and McCaskill; Missouri Congressmen Clay and Wagner

Mo Congressional Delegation Avoids Nuclear Waste Question

The Franciscan Sisters of Mary wants Missouri Senators Blunt and McCaskill — and Missouri Congressmen Clay and Wagner — to openly call for the removal of radioactive waste from the site.

08/15/2013

Maryland Heights mother-of-three Dawn Chapman and her son Quinn.

Could Dooley Do More to Rid County of Nuclear Waste?

In 2009, the St. Louis County Council passed a resolution calling for the removal of nuclear waste from the West Lake Landfill but Dooley never signed the resolution.

08/12/2013

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill, where underground fire has been smoldering since December 2010

Anger Apparent At Bridgeton Nuclear Waste Hearing

It was a meeting between EPA officials and Bridgeton residents that often devolved into chaotic shouting and left many questions unanswered.

06/26/2013

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Smoke Rises from Burning Bridgeton Landfill as Workers Dig

BRIDGETON, MO–(KMOX)–On a breezy, cool, overcast day — workers continued the delicate task of digging up parts of a landfill where an underground fire has been burning since 2010. It’s Day Three of the dig […]

05/23/2013

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill

Odor Problems Elsewhere for Owners of Bridgeton Landfill

ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–This week’s lawsuit filed by the state of Missouri against a company that owns a burning Bridgeton landfill is not the first time the firm has had environmental trouble. Republic Services Inc., owners of […]

03/29/2013

KMOX/Kevin Killeen

Koster Sues Landfill Owner to Put Out Raging Garbage Fire

The State of Missouri files suit against the owner of a Bridgeton landfill where an underground fire has neighbors afraid for their health.

03/27/2013

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