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EPA: No Air Quality Problems at Bridgeton Landfill

EPA: No Air Quality Problems at Bridgeton Landfill

No matter how bad the smell, the air quality around a troubled St. Louis-area landfill is similar to the rest of the region, officials with the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday.

The EPA's Region 7 released data from air quality monitoring at five stations near Bridgeton Landfill. Underground smoldering at the landfill often causes an odor so strong that nearby residents are forced to stay inside.

Monitors for seven months checked for air radiation and things such as sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide and hydrogen sulfide.

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