Westlake Landfill http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Major Players Discuss Bridgeton And West Lake Landfills http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/major-players-discuss-bridgeton-and-west-lake-landfills <p>There is increasing concern about the status of two landfills in Bridgeton as a slow-moving underground fire in the Bridgeton Landfill edges towards the adjacent West Lake Landfill.&nbsp;Radioactive waste left over from World War II was illegally dumped at West Lake in the 1970s.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:00:33 +0000 Camille Phillips & Don Marsh 34714 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Major Players Discuss Bridgeton And West Lake Landfills Fumes From Bridgeton Landfill Not A Health Risk, Says Mo. DNR http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fumes-bridgeton-landfill-not-health-risk-says-mo-dnr <p>A fire has been smoldering underground at the Bridgeton landfill for more than two years. People living in the area have complained of strong chemical smells, and of symptoms including burning eyes and headaches.</p><p>Earlier this month, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources <a href="http://www.dnr.mo.gov/env/swmp/facilities/bridgetonsanitarylandfill-dnr.htm">tested the air there for toxic chemicals</a>. The DNR took samples on two separate days at six sites near the landfill, including some in a residential area.</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 22:09:42 +0000 VĂ©ronique LaCapra 9357 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Fumes From Bridgeton Landfill Not A Health Risk, Says Mo. DNR Morning headlines: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-march-14-2012 <p><strong>Silvey strikes back at Nixon over criticism of proposed cut to aid for the blind</strong></p><p>Silvey said Tuesday that Nixon&#39;s administration should contact him to discuss funding education and blind assistance after Nixon completes his &quot;press conferences and campaign rallies.&quot;</p><p>Silvey, a Republican from Kansas City, sent Nixon a letter after the Democratic governor criticized proposed cuts in programs for the blind at a rally in Columbia.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 14:23:20 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 3263 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, March 14, 2012