West Lake Landfill
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 big question asked by several: Why aren’t there signs, warning children and others to steer clear of the creek?
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.
The county’s emergency management director will brief residents on what they would have to do to protect themselves while falling ash would be monitored for possible radioactive contamination.
A federal judge has approved a $6.8 million class action settlement for residents who live near a smoldering Missouri landfill.
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.