Odor

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

Bridgeton Landfill Report: Odor is Not a Health Threat

A study of the air quality in and around the Bridgeton Landfill show no public concern for any odor released by the landfill.

06/22/2015

The brown marmorated stink bug, an invasive insect species from Asia, is seen in a trap on the Catoctin Mountain Orchard June 17, 2011, in Thurmont, Maryland. The stink bug has become a serious pest in fruit-growing regions damaging cherries, peaches and plums by inserting their sucking mouth parts into tender fruit, causing ugly scarring called "cat facing". Each female will lay enough eggs to make another 400 stink bugs. A stink bug from Asia is chomping up US vegetable fields, orchards and vineyards, causing experts to scramble through an arsenal of weapons to try and halt this stealthy, smelly predator.  Pesticides, parasites and traps have all been tried but none have succeeded in killing off the brown marmorated stink bug, which first surfaced in the northeastern United States in 1996 and has since spread to 33 states. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Here Come the Stink Bugs

Missouri has become the latest state to be hit by the brown marmorated stink bug, which when threatened, lets off an odor that many describe as skunk-like.

05/13/2015

(Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen)

A Smell in the Air, Contaminated Groundwater Below

Groundwater under the radioactive West Lake Landfill is contaminated with high amounts of radium, according to a study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

12/18/2014

(File photo. Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images.)

Elementary School Carbon Monoxide Leak Sends Some to Hospital

A carbon monoxide leak blamed on a boiler sends a few students and one staff member to the hospital for observation from Nance Elementary School in north St. Louis.

12/04/2014

Photo of Bridgeton Landfill Aug. 19, 2013 showing black liner material to be covered. (Photo: dnr.mo.gov/bridgeton/)

Extreme Cold Causes More Odor Problems at Landfill

The odor problem that has plagued the Bridgeton Landfill in St. Louis County for several months is back, and this time the extreme cold weather from earlier this week is part of the problem.

01/08/2014

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