Stenger says the 4-year-old fire has been smoldering too long without answers from the EPA.
Pattonville Assistant Fire Chief says the fire is moving slower than it was three years ago, but it could pick back up again.
Local residents applaud effort to have landfill added to federal program.
The owners of the burning Bridgeton Landfill have agreed to continue providing carbon monoxide data to the state on a monthly basis to help emergency planners understand the proximity of the fire to the nearby nuclear waste in the West Lake Landfill.
At issue in the case is carbon monoxide data from the north quarry that emergency planners claim is vital to map the exact whereabouts of the moving underground fire.
A national radioactive waste watchdog says West Lake Landfill’s underground garbage fire is the only landfill with that problem.
The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday it approved a testing plan to understand the scope of radioactive contamination at the Bridgeton landfills.
The big question asked by several: Why aren’t there signs, warning children and others to steer clear of the creek?
Groundwater under the radioactive West Lake Landfill is contaminated with high amounts of radium, according to a study by the U.S. Geological Survey.
The EPA says its soil samples show it’s safe to play on the ballfields at Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex in Bridgeton. The facility is located about a mile from the West Lake Landfill where nuclear waste from the Manhattan Project was dumped.