Republic Services 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 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 Koster Visits Bridgeton Landfill, Calls For Improved Protocol To Handle Problems http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/koster-visits-bridgeton-landfill-calls-improved-protocol-handle-problems <p>Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said Monday that<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/surface-fire-erupts-bridgeton-landfill-unrelated-underground-fire"> this weekend’s surface fire</a> at the Bridgeton Landfill will play a role in the state’s ongoing lawsuit against its owner, Republic Services.</p><p>The fire “informs the court case,’’ Koster said. “The fact that a fire did flare up gives credence to the overall concerns that residents have had for some time.”</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 01:16:02 +0000 Jo Mannies 33786 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Koster Visits Bridgeton Landfill, Calls For Improved Protocol To Handle Problems Report For EPA Says Underground Landfill Fire Poses Little Risk http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-epa-says-underground-landfill-fire-poses-little-risk <p><a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/201403/2014-01-14_Republic_radiation_evalution_for_EPA.pdf" target="_blank">A study conducted for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency</a> has concluded that the underground fire plaguing part of the Bridgeton Landfill site isn’t a hazardous threat, even if it reaches radioactive material stored at a neighboring landfill.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:35:24 +0000 Jo Mannies 33739 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report For EPA Says Underground Landfill Fire Poses Little Risk Republic Services Will Expand Carbon Monoxide Testing At Bridgeton Landfill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/republic-services-will-expand-carbon-monoxide-testing-bridgeton-landfill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The company that owns a smoldering landfill in </span>Bridgeton&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">has agreed to perform additional testing for carbon monoxide at the site.</span></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:36:11 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 33105 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Republic Services Will Expand Carbon Monoxide Testing At Bridgeton Landfill Odors Expected To Worsen During Bridgeton Landfill Construction http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/odors-expected-worsen-during-bridgeton-landfill-construction-0 <p></p><p><em>Updated Wednesday, May 22, 5:30 p.m.: </em>The Department of Health &amp; Senior Services is also posting its evaluations of the air monitoring data <a href="http://www.health.mo.gov/living/environment/bridgeton/">here</a>. The regulatory standards that DHSS is using to estimate the health risks from landfill fumes are <a href="http://www.dnr.mo.gov/env/swmp/bridgeton/dhssairrespalertprotocol.pdf">here</a>.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 09:30:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 26515 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Odors Expected To Worsen During Bridgeton Landfill Construction Agreement Reached On Bridgeton Landfill, But Questions Still Remain http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/agreement-reached-bridgeton-landfill-questions-still-remain <p></p> Tue, 14 May 2013 23:07:17 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 26398 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Agreement Reached On Bridgeton Landfill, But Questions Still Remain In Response To Landfill Stench, Company To Cover Hotel Stays For Bridgeton Residents http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/response-landfill-stench-company-cover-hotel-stays-bridgeton-residents <p></p><p>The company that owns the Bridgeton Landfill is offering to cover the cost of hotel stays for nearby residents who want to get away from the smell.</p><p>On Tuesday, <a href="http://www.bridgetonlandfill.com/default.aspx">Republic Services</a> sent <a href="https://media.gractions.com/1D7D52FB793099C6B609CBF1A9B8080234012AF5/604b2774-5ed6-41ff-a322-d10eed6bf5ee.pdf">a letter</a> to 270 households within a one-mile radius of the landfill, saying the company would pay for residents to move to a pet-friendly hotel between May 20 and June 14.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 16:11:20 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 26194 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org In Response To Landfill Stench, Company To Cover Hotel Stays For Bridgeton Residents New Construction At Bridgeton Landfill Could Mean More Smelly Fumes http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-construction-bridgeton-landfill-could-mean-more-smelly-fumes <p></p><p>The company that owns the Bridgeton Landfill is gearing up for <a href="http://dnr.mo.gov/env/swmp/facilities/BridgetonSanitaryLandfill-Construction.htm">the next phase</a> of an effort to control an underground fire that has been burning at the site for more than two years.</p><p>Starting on Monday, <a href="http://www.bridgetonlandfill.com/default.aspx">Republic Services</a> will begin excavating sections of the landfill <a href="http://dnr.mo.gov/env/swmp/facilities/documents/rcpabanplanbridgetonlf03-20-13.pdf">to remove underground concrete pipes</a>.</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 22:14:09 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 25536 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Construction At Bridgeton Landfill Could Mean More Smelly Fumes