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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: David McNew/Getty Images

Washington Landfill Trash Can Stay, Pending Soil Test

A landfill in Washington, Mo., is overflowing, but the city might not have to move the excess trash, after all. City administrator Jim Briggs says after how bad the ordor was in Bridgeton, he really doesn’t want to have to move it.

08/04/2014

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Some Want Clarification on EPA’s Call That Bridgeton Athletic Complex Safe for Use

The EPA says its soil samples show it’s safe to play on the ballfields at Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex in Bridgeton. The facility is located about a mile from the West Lake Landfill where nuclear waste from the Manhattan Project was dumped.

08/01/2014

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

Photo from Bridgeton Police

Robbery Suspect’s Photo Released

The robbery was at the Verizon Store on St. Charles Rock Road

07/18/2014

Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

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

Photo: Larry W. Smith/Getty Images

Strange Arrest in Bridgeton

Police say misidentified suspect admits to separate crime

05/24/2014

Coach Mark Lehne (Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen)

Little League Coach: Team Won’t Take Field Until EPA Conducts Radiation Tests

A 7th grade little league team refuses to play on Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex fields due to possible contamination.

05/13/2014

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

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

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Bridgeton Landfill

A class action lawsuit filed Friday alleges radioactive materials have migrated offsite from the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton and onto private property.

04/11/2014

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