The studies are the result of an order issued by the Department of Natural Resources to Republic Services regarding the collection of air quality data at the landfill. The company, the order states, is required to pay for the costs associated with data collection -- and to not interfere. That full order is on view below.
Here's the full statement from Republic Services, which now appears to have a website dedicated to this landfill:
Republic has not yet seen the air quality report from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, but understands that the results showed that the odors at Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill pose no health threat to area residents. We are pleased that the testing could provide such assurance to our neighbors. We will continue to work with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to ensure that testing and monitoring are continued as needed.
We recognize that while the air quality remains safe, the odor is unpleasant and we remain fully committed to our efforts to improve our landfill and bring the odors under control.
View the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Feb. 2 air monitoring results.
Here's the order from the Department of Natural Resources.
And here's a helpful FAQ from Republic Services that the company has posted on its website.