Officials warn of more foul odors at the Bridgeton Landfill

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Bridgeton Landfill (File photo)

BRIDGETON, MO, (KTVI) – The company that operates the Bridgeton Landfill is warning the public about a potential new odor emanating from the site.

Crews at the site were cleaning up a release of foul smelling water known as leachate. Officials with the Republic Services say malfunctioning pump caused a water to back up and increase in foul odors in the area.

Republic Services sent this statement in a release, “Representatives of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Pattonville Fire District were on-site Sunday to coordinate with the Landfill team on the ongoing clean-up. As a matter of standard operating procedure, the Landfill team collected samples of the leachate for laboratory testing. The Landfill team will also arrange for the leachate‚Äôs treatment and safe disposal.

This information has been provided to both MDNR and St. Louis County. We appreciate your patience during this time. If you have any questions, please call us at 1-855-807-2387.”


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  • Byron Clemens

    Time to clean it up . . . move it away from people and groundwater and fire . . . this is the same place that has illegally dumped WW II era atomic bomb waste. CLEAN IT UP NOW!

  • Bob Emling

    How come the Governor or Attorney General have not become involved in getting this situation resolved. Could there be big contributions that they receive Republic Services. I hope voters remember this when it comes time to vote.

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