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

Judge Clarifies Bridgeton Landfill Settlement

Residents who collect damages from a $6.8 million class-action settlement over the smoldering Bridgeton Landfill in St. Louis County can still pursue separate legal claims related to radiation risks.

06/19/2014

Smoke and steam rise from the dig site at the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill, May 23, 2013
(Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen)

High Levels of Benzene Found at Bridgeton Landfill

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster to seek a preliminary injunction ordering the landfill’s owner to boost its oversight while also paying the state more money to monitor the site.

06/03/2014

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

Koster to File Freedom of Information Act Request for EPA Data

Attorney General Chris Koster wants the EPA to test the roads around the West Lake landfill to make sure they don’t have high levels of radiation.

06/03/2014

Author Don Corrigan discussing his latest book, Environmental Missouri

Kevin Killeen’s Whole ‘nother Story — Don Corrigan Pens New Book

TODAY, Kevin visits with Don Corrigan, Editor of the Webster-Kirkwood Times, a Webster University Journalism Professor, and author of the new book — Environmental Missouri… Corrigan is scheduled to sign copies of his book Sunday, […]

05/29/2014

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

EPA to Begin Radiation Testing Near Bridgeton Ballfields

Some people are still unsatisfied that the EPA won’t test a nearby drainage ditch that’s apparently a play area for kids.

05/19/2014

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

EPA Refuses Koster’s Demand for More Radiation Tests

The EPA has responded to Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster’s demand for more radiation tests on the haul roads around the West Lake landfill.

05/15/2014

EPA Regional Administrator Karl Brooks listens to concerns from residents about safety of Bridgeton ballfields

EPA Plans Limited Tests of Bridgeton Ball Fields

BRIDGETON, MO–(KMOX)–The EPA lays out its plans for testing little league ball fields for possible radioactive contamination from the nearby West Lake Landfill. EPA Regional Administrator Karl Brooks says his team will test for gamma […]

05/09/2014

Smoke and steam rise from the dig site at the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill, May 23, 2013
(Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen)

EPA Agrees to Screen for Contamination at Bridgeton Athletic Complex

Mayor Conrad Bowers stated that the screening is being conducted to alleviate any possible concerns as to the safety for anyone visiting the complex.

05/07/2014

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

EPA: Baseball Fields Near West Lake Landfill are Safe

The fear of radioactive contamination forced organizers to move a major little league tournament from a sports complex in Bridgeton.

05/01/2014

Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

Attorney General Koster Takes Action on Bridgeton Landfill

Chris Koster sent a letter calling on the EPA to test for radiological contamination in the surrounding community, and filed a motion in St. Louis County Circuit Court.

04/29/2014

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