Bridgeton

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Lawmakers Call for West Lake Landfill to Get Higher Priority

Local residents applaud effort to have landfill added to federal program.

07/22/2015

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

Health Dept. to Study Residents Near Bridgeton Landfill

Dr. Khan says he can’t tell yet if the landfill is the cause of ill residents around the area.

07/02/2015

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

Koster Fights for Control Over Burning Bridgeton Landfill Data

At issue in the case is carbon monoxide data from the north quarry that emergency planners claim is vital to map the exact whereabouts of the moving underground fire.

06/15/2015

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

West Lake Landfill Encloses a Unique Danger

A national radioactive waste watchdog says West Lake Landfill’s underground garbage fire is the only landfill with that problem.

06/04/2015

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Survey: Illinois May Face Nurse Shortage

One-third of registered nurses, age 55 and older, indicated they’ll retire in the next five years, leaving potential voids in psychiatric, school and other nursing specialties.

05/26/2015

(Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

EPA Begins Testing Bridgeton Landfills Monday

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday it approved a testing plan to understand the scope of radioactive contamination at the Bridgeton landfills.

05/08/2015

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

Fresh Call for Total Removal of Nuclear Waste in Bridgeton

A longtime leader of the environmental movement in St. Louis is calling for the total removal of all nuclear waste from the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton.

04/21/2015

(KMOX/Brett Blume)

Plenty of Help For Military Vets at Bridgeton Job Fair

Business suits, haircuts, and resume updates were all provided for free.

04/14/2015

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New Video Shows Landfill Hot Spots on the Move

A new infrared video of the burning Bridgeton landfill raises doubts about claims by the landfill owner that the underground fire is “under control.”

02/10/2015

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

Residents Living Near Bridgeton Landfill Learn of Proposed Evacuation Plan

Last night, Bridgeton Landfill neighbors got a glimpse at the evacuation plan, should the landfill fire hit the surface or run into nearby radioactive waste.

09/19/2014

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