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Unusually Bad Odor Coming from Bridgeton Landfill

More than fifty people have posted written complaints about the smell neighborhood activist, Dawn Champman, describes as “burning tire, rubber, even a little bit of raw gasoline or kerosene.”

02/04/2014

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More Testing This Week At Bridgeton Landfill

The EPA will be digging up to 80 feet deep to find out if radioactive waste from the West Lake Landfill has migrated closer to an underground fire at the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill.

01/13/2014

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More Testing at Bridgeton Landfill Next Week

The new testing will include drilling up to 80 feet in the ground to determine if any dirt near the landfill includes radioactive material.

01/09/2014

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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

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill (photo credit: KMOX)

Nuclear Waste Expert Calls West Lake Landfill “Highly Toxic”

BRIDGETON, MO–(KMOX)–The West Lake Landfill nuclear should be dug up and hauled away — so says a nuclear waste expert in town tonight to meet with Bridgeton residents. Robert Alvarez, who served in the Department […]

11/21/2013

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EPA Testing at Bridgeton Landfill to Resume Next Week

Republic Services, owner of the Bridgeton Landfill, is preparing to build a firebreak trench to separate the fire from nearby nuclear waste at the West Lake Landfill.

10/23/2013

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

Testing Work to Start on Bridgeton Landfill Trench

Initial testing is about to start on a trench to help prevent underground smoldering at a suburban St. Louis landfill from reaching World War II-era nuclear waste buried 1,200 feet away.

10/22/2013

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

Documents Reveal Earlier Fire Near Bridgeton Radioactive Waste

Documents show that the ongoing fire at the Bridgeton Landfill is not the first to come close to nearby radioactive waste at the West Lake Landfill.

10/18/2013

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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 (photo credit: KMOX)

Government Shutdown Delays Bridgeton Landfill Work

Before the trench can be dug, the Environmental Protection Agency must test the dirt for radiation to make sure it is safe for workers.

10/08/2013

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