Crews cleaning up sewage spill near St. Louis-area landfill
BRIDGETON (AP) — Cleanup efforts are underway after nearly 11,000 gallons of pretreated sewage water spilled at the Bridgeton Landfill west of St. Louis.
The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District says the Tuesday spill is contained and poses no immediate public safety threat.
The district says a backed-up sewer line at the landfill's pump station caused the tainted water to spill out through a manhole.
The pump station takes sewage from the landfill's pre-treatment site and sends it along to a wastewater plant along the Mississippi River.
The spill has been reported to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.