Another step toward capping the landfill off.
The agency conducted several low flights over the landfill and surrounding homes where radioactive waste was buried in the 1970s.
Twelve weeks ago, a special EPA plane designed to detect radiation flew over the burning Bridgeton landfill. The results from that flyover will be announced today.
Ed Smith, of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment, says temperatures are rising on the other side of the barrier.
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