A former DA former Dept. of Energy official in the Clinton Administration is expected to call for new action on the West Lake Landfill tonight in Bridgeton.
It was a meeting between EPA officials and Bridgeton residents that often devolved into chaotic shouting and left many questions unanswered.
State Representative Bill Otto is scheduled to release new information Monday afternoon regarding the burning Bridgeton landfill.
A public hearing has been scheduled in regards to Ameren’s request for a coal ash landfill.
Republic Services says it will remove six concrete columns from the landfill, which will make the smell worse for about two weeks.
The Department of Health and Senior Services said air samples showed concentrations of hydrogen sulfide warranting further review.
Owner of landfill accuses critics of resorting to “scare tactics and speculation”..
“People breathe everyday, they don’t just breathe the one week in February.”
“We’re hearing people say their pets are sick, they’re not feeling well. We’re concerned there’s something in the air from this landfill fire that could be very unhealthy.”
Several residents complained that the stench was so pervasive, they could smell it in their homes, and some say it made their eyes burn.