After months of controversy regarding the smelly Bridgeton landfill -- with heated debates about the cause of the awful stench and the potential health hazards -- the Missouri attorney general's office and the company behind the site have hammered out an agreement.
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The folks behind the smelly Bridgeton landfill are moving forward with a project that they say, in the long run, should make the site a lot less smelly. In the interim, however, it's going to get worse -- potentially a lot worse.
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To make the smelly landfill in Bridgeton less smelly, officials are first going to have to make it "significantly" more smelly.
That's right: An "odor reduction" plan requires a major increase in the odors they are trying to stop.
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Environmental activists in recent weeks have done their best to raise a stink about a landfill in Bridgeton, which everyone agrees smells really bad -- and critics think could pose serious health risks, in part because there is a fire underground and radioactive material nearby.
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The Bridgeton landfill is so smelly that the attorney general's office might have to intervene.
At least the director of the Missouri department of natural resources has requested that the agriculture and environment division of Attorney General Chris Koster's office get involved and "institute ap ... More >>
Missouri officials have released new data on a Bridgeton landfill that environmental groups say is a major concern -- not just because it smells really terrible. The new information from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources tells a very different story about potential health concerns on site ... More >>
Residents of Bridgeton, Missouri should be worried about serious potential health hazards tied to an increasingly smelly landfill. So says a coalition of environmental activists who are spreading the word about a possible "dirty bomb" or chemical threat related to radioactivity on the site.
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In Bridgeton, Missouri, everyone wants the same thing -- a better smelling city.
So says the latest announcement from the company behind the Bridgeton landfill, which has come under fire in recent months for making the area smell so bad, residents say it can be painful.
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Last month, we reported on the really awful smell in Bridgeton, Missouri that was so bad, residents said the terrible stench had invaded their homes and was causing their eyes to burn. Soon after the media attention, the company behind the landfill said it was "very sorry" and that it would work to ... More >>
Update: A waste management company that oversees a landfill in Bridgeton is aware that residents have been making a big stink about apparently awful, horrible smells forcing people to cover their faces when they go outside -- so bad that some say they can't even escape the stench inside their own ho ... More >>
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Common Chesterfield recyclablesLast October, the RFT detailed a neighborhood dispute between the Parkway School District and the residents of a white-collar subdivision in Chesterfield. The school district said it recycled more than 1,300 tons of trash each ... More >>
'Cause we don't want our alleys looking like this.Mayor Francis Slay's office today announced that St. Louis is resuming twice-weekly trash pick up effective immediately. In an effort to save money, the city began a trial once-a-week trash pick up program last November that affected
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Image sourceMeet the Orca Green, the very latest in waste disposal.How do you dispose of your trash? Do you shove it in a plastic bag and send it off to decompose in a landfill? Do you shove it down your garbage disposal and let the little blades chop it into tiny bits that can float through ... More >>
Most American's know the day after Thanksgiving as "Black Friday". But did you know that today is also "The Cloggiest Day of the Year" for the nation's plumbers and sewage technicians? It's true. Don't believe us, check out the press release after the jump.
Trash collection was making some downtown residents grouchy.St. Louis alderwoman Kacie Starr Triplett this morning introduced legislation regulating the hours that trash trucks can haul waste from businesses located near residential property. On her blog today, the downtown alderwoman (Ward 6) wr ... More >>