BRIDGETON, Mo. (KSDK) - Bridgeton Landfill will soon receive a cap over its north quarry as well as an isolation barrier between it and West Lake Landfill.
A spokesman for the Bridgeton Landfill said the isolation wall will prevent the fire smoldering beneath the south quarry of the landfill will not come into contact with the radioactive waste in the neighboring West Lake Landfill.
The cap has been a part of a months-long plan to try and alleviate smells and make it safer for onsite workers and nearby residents.
A spokesman for the Missouri Coalition for the Environment said that the organization is encouraged by the announcement and happy that officials are considering the protection of local communities.
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The gas system improvements will be done first, then the installation of the cap and the isolation barrier work will be run concurrently. The work shouldn't increase odors, according to officials, and the work will be completed, dependent upon weather.
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