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Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster meets with Republic Services officials.

Koster Threatens More Legal Action Against Burning Landfill

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster warns the owners of the burning landfill to cooperate more with state and local officials — or face court action.

02/18/2014

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Bridgeton Landfill Fire Heats Up Race for County Executive

BRIDGETON, MO–(KMOX)–It’s a landfill fire near a radioactive dump that could worry thousands of voters in north county — and the man who wants to unseat Charlie Dooley is making it an issue in the […]

10/17/2013

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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)

Bridgeton Landfill Owners Add More Tarp To Quell Smell

You can hear the gas extraction pumps hissing in rhythm from the giant, tarp-covered landfill. No smoke is showing but residents like Karen Nickel say some days the odor is still awful.

09/17/2013

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

Hot Spot Near West Lake Landfill Raises Concerns

ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–An environmental group is warning a new underground fire could be forming at a Bridgeton landfill — closer to buried nuclear waste than the current fire. The existing underground fire at the Bridgeton Sanitary […]

09/13/2013

Franciscan Sisters of  Mary pray over nuclear waste dump at West Lake Landfill

Nuns Pray for Removal of Nuclear Waste in Bridgeton

BRIDGETON, MO– (KMOX)–A bus load of nuns made a pit stop at the West Lake Landfill for a prayer vigil seeking the removal of radioactive waste at the site. Some sixty nuns with the Franciscan […]

06/07/2013

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Attorney General’s Bridgeton Lawsuit Hearing Today

Attorney General Chris Koster’s lawsuit against the owners of the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill, Republic Services Inc., is scheduled for a hearing this afternoon in St. Louis County Circuit Court.

05/13/2013

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill

Bridgeton Landfill Owners Offer to House Area Residents

If you live near Bridgeton Landfill and the smell is getting to be too much the company which owns it is offering to put you up in a hotel.

05/08/2013

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill

Odor Problems Elsewhere for Owners of Bridgeton Landfill

ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–This week’s lawsuit filed by the state of Missouri against a company that owns a burning Bridgeton landfill is not the first time the firm has had environmental trouble. Republic Services Inc., owners of […]

03/29/2013

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Koster Sues Landfill Owner to Put Out Raging Garbage Fire

The State of Missouri files suit against the owner of a Bridgeton landfill where an underground fire has neighbors afraid for their health.

03/27/2013