Missouri Looks at Lawsuit Against Bridgeton Landfill
Missouri Department of Natural Resources asks the attorney general's office to check into the controversial landfill.
Another lawsuit against the owners of the Bridgeton Landfill could soon be in the works, according to a report by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The director of the state’s Department of Natural Resources has asked the state attorney general’s office to look into legal action against Republic Services, which owns the landfill.
According to the article, “DNR Director Sara Parker Pauley sent a letter to the attorney general’s agricultural and environment division Thursday, requesting the state ‘institute appropriate legal action to resolve any past, present, or future environmental violations.’”
West Lake and Bridgeton landfills have been a point of concern for Florissant and the rest of North County.
The Bridgeton Landfill has been a point of controversy and concern as a strong odor has been emitting from the site. In addition, an underground fire has been discovered at the site, and it sits opposite of the West Lake Landfill, which has radioactive contaminants at its site.
The attorney general’s office declined to comment in the article.
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