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Smoke and steam rise from the dig site at the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill on May 23, 2013.
(Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen)

New Concerns About the Bridgeton Landfill Fire

The state Department of Natural Resources is sending a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, asking for more information on where the fire is in relation to buried nuclear waste.

10/15/2014

Smoke and steam rise from the dig site at the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill on May 23, 2013.
(Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen)

Bridgeton Landfill Sparking New Worries

New worries today about the burning Bridgeton landfill, including where the fire is, and how much time it might take to build a firebreak trench to isolate the nuclear waste.

09/04/2014

Bridgeton landfill

EPA Puts Six-Month Delay on Firebreak Trench Project

It was supposed to start this summer, but now the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will be six months or more before it begins digging a firebreak trench to separate the burning Bridgeton landfill from nearby nuclear waste.

08/08/2014

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill (Photo: KMOX)

Missouri Congressional Delegation Debating Bridgeton Landfill Plan

Mounting public pressure for the removal of nuclear waste from the West Lake Landfill is the topic, as the Missouri Congressional delegation meets about what to do.

02/11/2014

(photo credit: KMOX/ Kevin Killeen)

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

Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

International Nuclear Waste Expert to Speak in Bridgeton Tonight

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.

11/21/2013

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill (Photo: 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

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, (KMOX/file photo)

Activists Question Dooley’s Ties to Bridgeton Landfill

Charlie Dooley has had financial and political ties to Richard Callow, a political consultant who is now working in public relations for Republic Services, the company that owns the burning landfill.

08/14/2013

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill, where underground fire has been smoldering since December 2010 (Photo: KMOX)

Anger Apparent At Bridgeton Nuclear Waste Hearing

It was a meeting between EPA officials and Bridgeton residents that often devolved into chaotic shouting and left many questions unanswered.

06/26/2013

Healthcare

Study: No Cancer Cluster Discovered in St. Louis County

Many residents of the area quickly dismissed a Missouri agency’s study which found no evidence of cancer cluster.

03/20/2013

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