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Missouri Orders New Measures to Prevent Spread of Bridgeton Landfill Fire

Article-Missouri Orders New Measures to Prevent Spread of Bridgeton Landfill Fire

Massive Waste, Recycling Fires Recorded in Massachusetts and South Carolina

Missouri regulators are ordering the owner of the smoldering Bridgeton Landfill to add more safeguards and develop a backup plan to prevent the spread of an underground fire past existing defenses.

Temperatures have gradually increased over several months near a line of equipment meant to control the fire’s spread, according to a letter from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

The DNR also said that in June, it observed three “outbreaks” of contaminated landfill liquid in the north end of the landfill, known as the north quarry.

Continue reading at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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