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.
Illinois seeks to cut down on food waste ending up in landfills.
A fire is burning at a landfill in the Kansas City suburb of Blue Springs.
One landfill received more than 90 percent of the 3 million cubic yards of debris created by the May 2011 tornado.
Investigators and Kansas City police searched the Deffenbaugh Industries landfill in the Kansas City suburb of Shawnee.
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