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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’s 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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