Pattonville Fire Protection District

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 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: KMOX)

Government Shutdown Delays Bridgeton Landfill Work

Before the trench can be dug, the Environmental Protection Agency must test the dirt for radiation to make sure it is safe for workers.

10/08/2013

Lambert - St. Louis airport

Concerns Bridgeton Dig Could Send Birds Over Lambert

“Normally when you dig trenches like that in a landfill area, you bring up a lot of putrescible waste which is attracting for birds,” Lambert Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge said.

09/30/2013

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

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