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.
Dan Norris, director of air sampling efforts around the Bridgeton landfill from 2012 through 2014, has issued an open letter claiming politics – not science – is dominating the state’s handling of the landfill crisis.
Owner Republic Services says it feels latest round sought by state is unnecessary.
Groundwater under the radioactive West Lake Landfill is contaminated with high amounts of radium, according to a study by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Last night, Bridgeton Landfill neighbors got a glimpse at the evacuation plan, should the landfill fire hit the surface or run into nearby radioactive waste.
A federal judge has approved a $6.8 million class action settlement for residents who live near a smoldering Missouri landfill.
Koster says this doesn’t mean the landfill is off the hook for the odor violations of the past several years.
The group says it’s inconsistent for Gates to promote environmental and human health around the world, while remaining silent on the Bridgeton landfill.
Monday night the city Council voted five to 4 to continue to provide backyard trash pickup for free.