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Matt LaVanchy

Bridgeton landfill fire response on February 16, 2014 (KMOX/Brian Kelly)

Surface Fire Extinguished at Bridgeton Landfill

Owner says no indication of any public safety concerns

02/16/2014

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill (photo credit: KMOX)

Trench Planned to Keep Bridgeton Fire From Radioactive Waste

Pattonville Assistant Fire Chief Matt LaVanchy says there should be enough time to dig the trench before the fire gets near radioactive waste in the West Lake Landfill.

09/24/2013

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill, where underground fire has been smoldering since December 2010

Fire Official Warns of New Hot Spot Near Bridgeton Radiation

“This thing is not sitting still, waiting for the powers to be to make their decisions. It’s continue to do what it’s going to do.”

09/16/2013

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill (photo credit: KMOX)

Pattonville Firefighter Issues Dire Warning on Nuclear Waste

“It shouldn’t be in this community at all to begin with, let alone having a fire 1,000 feet away from it,” Matt LaVanchy says. “There is just that much more sense of urgency with this.”

08/13/2013