Koster goes to court for more air monitoring at Bridgeton landfill

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CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is taking new steps in court over the controversial West Lake Landfill after his office said a weekend test detected elevated levels of benzene at the Bridgeton site.

In St. Louis County court, Koster is asking the landfill’s owner to do more when it comes to preventing chemicals from getting out into the air, to do more air sampling and to add more odor control measures at the facility.

A spokesman for the Bridgeton landfill says follow up tests, including tests performed by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, couldn’t confirm the elevated benzene level.

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