benzene http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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