New report calls area smoldering and radioactive landfills safe

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BRIDGETON, MO (KTVI) – A new report filed in court show the smoldering Bridgeton landfill and the radioactive West Lake Landfill are safe and under control, according Post-Dispatch.

The 15 reports were submitted Friday by the landfills` owner, Republic Services. the reports say radioactive materials in the soil of West Lake Landfill do not pose any immediate or short-term health risks.

The study indicates the trees do not show radioactive measurements above what would be expected to occur naturally.

Another report says the landfill is not putting out significant amounts of hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, gamma radiation, or toxic vapors such as benzene.