Smell

Smoke and steam rise from the dig site at the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill on May 23, 2013.
(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

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Study: People With Poor Smell More Likely To Die Within 5 Years

According to a new study out of the University of Chicago, a fading sense of smell in older Americans may be the biggest predictor of impending death.

10/05/2014

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Washington Landfill Trash Can Stay, Pending Soil Test

A landfill in Washington, Mo., is overflowing, but the city might not have to move the excess trash, after all. City administrator Jim Briggs says after how bad the ordor was in Bridgeton, he really doesn’t want to have to move it.

08/04/2014

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Unknown Stench Surrounds Bridgeton Neighborhood

Several residents complained that the stench was so pervasive, they could smell it in their homes, and some say it made their eyes burn.

01/24/2013

(U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo)

Smelly Surprises Lurk Beneath Missouri River Flood

“It’s a very unpleasant chore for people trying to clean this up,” said John Remus, who oversees hydrologic engineering for the Army Corps of Engineers.

08/15/2011

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