Residents Near Landfill Want Air Monitors
BRIDGETON (AP) - Residents who live near a troubled landfill in St. Louis County are raising money for their own radiation monitors and seeking renewed government attention.
The action comes after a surface fire broke out Sunday at Bridgeton Landfill. The landfill was already under scrutiny because of odor problems that prompted a lawsuit last year by Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, and the presence of underground smoldering near where nuclear waste is buried.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that representatives for landfill owner Republic Services, the Pattonville Fire Protection District and emergency communications officials will meet next week, in part to review an emergency and evacuation plan.