Bridgeton resident and mother of three young children Dawn Chapman says the Missouri Department of Natural Resources told her by telephone no testing is being done for “alpha and beta radiation.”
Several hundred people are being evacuated over the next few weeks as the smell from the landfill is expected to temporarily worsen.
Republic Services says it will remove six concrete columns from the landfill, which will make the smell worse for about two weeks.
“Could you please tell everybody what we’re breathing in now so we can kind of gauge what ‘worse’ might be?”
Attorney General Chris Koster’s lawsuit against the owners of the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill, Republic Services Inc., is scheduled for a hearing this afternoon in St. Louis County Circuit Court.
Until the work is finished at the end of April, it will likely smell worse
The Department of Health and Senior Services said air samples showed concentrations of hydrogen sulfide warranting further review.
The warning system is intended for outdoor notification only and the sirens are not designed to alert people inside of buildings.
Owner of landfill accuses critics of resorting to “scare tactics and speculation”..
The meeting is put on by the Teamsters Union, Jobs with Justice and the Missouri Coalition for the Environment.
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