Extra Efforts Reduce Smell at Bridgeton Landfill
BRIDGETON (AP) - The owners of Bridgeton Landfill in St. Louis County are taking additional steps to reduce the odor that has caused problems for surrounding residents and businesses for several months.
KMOX Radio reports that Republic Services Inc. is adding another 7 and a half acres of thick tarp to further control odors. Gas extraction pumps have also been installed to try and reduce the smell that is so strong that Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster filed a lawsuit earlier this year.
Residents say the efforts seem to be helping, but there are still days when the smell is overwhelming.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources says more short-term odors may be generated as gas extraction wells are prepared for the installation of the liner.