Landfill

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

West Lake Landfill opponents celebrate on June 16, 2015. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

Judge Tells Republic Services to Keep Landfill Fire Data Flowing

The owners of the burning Bridgeton Landfill have agreed to continue providing carbon monoxide data to the state on a monthly basis to help emergency planners understand the proximity of the fire to the nearby nuclear waste in the West Lake Landfill.

06/16/2015

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

(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

Examples of the Shelter in Place pamphlets going out to those living near West Lake Landfill. (Brett Blume/KMOX)

Landfill Neighbors Urged to Build ‘Shelter in Place’ Kits

Critical items include plastic sheeting, weather radio, food and water.

02/25/2015

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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 Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

Bridgeton Landfill Odor Settlement Approved

A federal judge has approved a $6.8 million class action settlement for residents who live near a smoldering Missouri landfill.

08/05/2014

Photo: David McNew/Getty Images

Washington Landfill Trash Can Stay, Pending Soil Test

A landfill in Washington, Mo., is overflowing, but the city might not have to move the excess trash, after all. City administrator Jim Briggs says after how bad the ordor was in Bridgeton, he really doesn’t want to have to move it.

08/04/2014

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Plan to Expand Utility’s Coal Ash Landfill Debated

Environmentalists are urging Springfield officials to reject a plan to expand the landfill where City Utilities of Springfield dumps its coal ash.

06/10/2014

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