Owner Says Bridgeton Landfill Fire Not Moving Toward Radioactive West Lake LandfillOwner Says Bridgeton Landfill Fire Not Moving Toward Radioactive West Lake Landfill
September 3, 2015
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Brian Power hopped to a clearing amid the hoses and pipes zigzagged across one of the country’s most infamous landfills.
It’s here, near the Bridgeton Landfill’s southern edge, that the underground chemical reaction is most intense, the Republic Services environmental manager said. The chemical reaction isn’t moving north toward radioactive waste, as some fear, and it’s not growing harder to contain, he insists.
“Every day gets easier and easier,” Power said during a tour of the landfill with a Post-Dispatch reporter.
Once again, the waste management company that owns both the smoldering Bridgeton Landfill and the adjacent West Lake Landfill contaminated with radioactive waste is trying to reassure the community that it has the situation under control.