Bridgeton landfill http://news.stlpublicradio.org en State Concerned About Potential For Surface Fire At Bridgeton Landfill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/state-concerned-about-potential-surface-fire-bridgeton-landfill <p><em><strong>Updated 7/3/14 with a link to <a href="http://www.dnr.mo.gov/bridgeton/docs/imp-contingency070214.pdf" target="_blank">the state's finalized Incident Management Plan</a> for the Bridgeton Landfill.</strong></em></p><p>State agency officials are concerned that the underground fire at the Bridgeton Landfill could break through to the surface.</p><p>That scenario was raised in a recent memo by landfill fire expert Todd Thalhamer, who has been consulting for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:09:13 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 37702 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org State Concerned About Potential For Surface Fire At Bridgeton Landfill EPA Says Radiation Screening Suggests Bridgeton Athletic Complex "Suitable For Public Use" http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/epa-says-radiation-screening-suggests-bridgeton-athletic-complex-suitable-public-use <p>Preliminary radiation screening at the Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex (BMAC) suggests the ball fields do not pose a risk to public health.</p><p>The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released <a href="http://www.epa.gov/region7/cleanup/west_lake_landfill/pdf/bridgeton-municipal-athletic-complex-prelim-report.pdf" target="_blank">the results</a> on Thursday.</p><p>The athletic fields are less than a mile from <a href="http://www.epa.gov/region7/cleanup/west_lake_landfill/index.htm" target="_blank">the West Lake Landfill</a>, an EPA Superfund site containing radioactive waste.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:16:34 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 37543 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org EPA Says Radiation Screening Suggests Bridgeton Athletic Complex "Suitable For Public Use" Bridgeton Landfill Owner Agrees To New Measures To Monitor Underground Fire And Control Odors http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bridgeton-landfill-owner-agrees-new-measures-monitor-underground-fire-and-control-odors <p><strong><em>&nbsp;UPDATED 6/20/14 to correct description of radioactivity testing along waste haul routes.</em></strong></p><p>Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has reached a new agreement with Bridgeton Landfill owner Republic Services.</p><p>It includes additional measures that Republic must take to monitor the movement of an underground fire at the landfill and to control the foul odors ― and potentially toxic gases ― emanating from it.</p><p>Those measures include:</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 00:49:41 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 37364 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bridgeton Landfill Owner Agrees To New Measures To Monitor Underground Fire And Control Odors EPA To Test Popular Bridgeton Baseball Fields For Radiation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/epa-test-popular-bridgeton-baseball-fields-radiation <p><strong><em>Updated 5/9/14 after EPA press conference:</em></strong></p><p>The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will soon begin testing a popular athletic complex in Bridgeton for radiation.</p><p></p><p>Radiation screening at the Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex (BMAC) is scheduled to begin the week of May 19.</p><p>In a written statement released on Wednesday, EPA Regional Administrator Karl Brooks said the planned testing was prompted by a need to resolve “public concerns generated by residents using donated radiation detection equipment.”</p> Sat, 10 May 2014 02:00:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 35950 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org EPA To Test Popular Bridgeton Baseball Fields For Radiation Bridgeton Landfill Owner To Pay Almost $7 Million To Neighboring Homeowners http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bridgeton-landfill-owner-pay-almost-7-million-neighboring-homeowners <p>The owner of the Bridgeton Landfill has agreed to pay almost $6.9 million to about 400 nearby homeowners who had joined a suit contending that the landfill’s odors had damaged their property values.</p><p>A federal judge in St. Louis County gave initial approval Thursday to <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/201404/2014-04-17_Preliminary_Approval_Order_-_signed.pdf" target="_blank">the settlement</a>, which could be divided up among the homeowners as soon as this fall, their lawyers said.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:03:36 +0000 Jo Mannies 35391 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bridgeton Landfill Owner To Pay Almost $7 Million To Neighboring Homeowners Lawsuit Alleges West Lake Landfill Radiation Has Spread Off Site http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lawsuit-alleges-west-lake-landfill-radiation-has-spread-site <p>A lawsuit filed on Friday alleges that radiation from the West Lake Landfill has spread into surrounding neighborhoods, contaminating properties there.</p><p>The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency maintains that the public is not at risk.</p><p>Attorney Daniel Finney, Jr., filed <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/201404/JOHN_JAMES_ET_AL_V__MALLINCKRODT_INC_ET_AL-1673.pdf" target="_blank">the suit</a> on behalf of John James, who has lived near the landfill in Bridgeton for more than 30 years.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:40:39 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 35246 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lawsuit Alleges West Lake Landfill Radiation Has Spread Off Site EPA Analysis: Neighbors Could Be At Risk If Landfill Fire Reaches Radioactive Waste In Bridgeton http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/epa-analysis-neighbors-could-be-risk-if-landfill-fire-reaches-radioactive-waste-bridgeton <p>A new analysis by scientists at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency suggests there could be risks to area residents if an underground fire were to reach radioactive waste at the West Lake Landfill.</p><p>An underground fire has been smoldering at the adjacent Bridgeton Landfill for more than three years and is now about 900 to 1,000 feet from the radioactive material.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 01:32:18 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 34888 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org EPA Analysis: Neighbors Could Be At Risk If Landfill Fire Reaches Radioactive Waste In Bridgeton 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 EPA To Contract With Army Corps To Build Fire Break At Bridgeton Landfill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/epa-contract-army-corps-build-fire-break-bridgeton-landfill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it is contracting with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build a fire break to keep an underground fire from reaching radioactive waste at the landfill complex in </span>Bridgeton<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:22:28 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 34619 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org EPA To Contract With Army Corps To Build Fire Break At Bridgeton Landfill Radioactive Waste Detected Closer To The Bridgeton Landfill Fire http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/radioactive-waste-detected-closer-bridgeton-landfill-fire <p><em><strong>Updated on 3/20/14 to add a statement from landfill owner Bridgeton Landfill, LLC, a subsidiary of Republic Services.</strong></em></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:50:33 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 34547 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Radioactive Waste Detected Closer To The Bridgeton Landfill Fire