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Updated Dec. 20, 2014

This page provides citizens with access to pertinent information and online forms regarding ongoing compliance issues and activities related to a subsurface smoldering event and associated odors around Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill at 13570 St. Charles Rock Road in Bridgeton.

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Completion of an electronic Odor Concern Form results in a "real-time" notification going to Bridgeton Landfill staff, so they may quickly identify the odor source and act to address it. It is important to file an Order Concern Form as soon as an odor in the area of the landfill is identified.

Submit an online Bridgeton Odor Concern Form

Additionally, you may notify the department's St. Louis Regional Office or the Solid Waste Management Program in any of the following ways to file a Bridgeton Landfill odor concern:

  • St. Louis Regional Office:  Phone - 314-416-2960, and state you need to file a Bridgeton Landfill odor concern.  This phone number is available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Solid Waste Management Program:  Phone - 800-361-4827 or 573-751-5401 and state you need to file a Bridgeton Landfill odor concern. These phone numbers are available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m.
  • Fax - 573-526-3902 Attn. Bridgeton Landfill odor concern.
  • Email - swmp@dnr.mo.gov.

Note icon.Note:  In case of an emergency, you should contact your local fire protection district using the 911 system.

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Photo of the South Quarry, Bridgeton Landfill, Dec. 18, 2014

  Photo of the South Quarry, Bridgeton Landfill, Dec. 18, 2014

Weekly Construction Update Provided by Bridgeton Landfill

newDec. 20, 2014 -- Bridgeton Landfill provided to the department the facility's report on planned construction and other work at the site for the coming week including:

  • The gas extraction system drilling project is on hiatus until after the holidays.  Drilling of the remaining seventeen (17) wells will resume during the first week of Jan. 2015.
  • Winterization work continues on the leachate and gas collection systems and is expected to be complete by the end of the year.
  • Leachate system work continues near the southeast corner of the South Quarry and is expected to be complete in early Jan. 2015.

Dec. 10, 2014 -- Odor Alert: Bridgeton Landfill is currently drilling replacement gas extraction wells on the south slope of the south quarry. Bridgeton staff have encountered pressure with odors extending beyond the landfill’s property boundary.

Dec. 6, 2014 -- Odor Alert: Bridgeton Landfill staff are completing infrastructure repairs today that have produced odors going beyond the landfill’s property boundary. Bridgeton Landfill staff indicated work should be complete today.
Dec. 3, 2014 -- Bridgeton Landfill notified the department the facility will begin drilling a number of replacement gas extraction wells today.  The facility stated the drilling will begin in the area of the southwest corner of the South Quarry and the drill rig and other equipment will be visible from Boenker Road. 

Nov. 30, 2014 -- Bridgeton Landfill provided to the department the facility's report on planned construction and other work at the site for the coming week including:

  • On-going site-wide winterization continues. The majority of the pretreatment plant has been insulated and winterization activities will continue in the flare yard and leachate collection system.
  • Installation of the south fence line odor control system is expected to be completed with system activation during the week of Dec. 1, 2014.
  • Storm water infrastructure work is nearing completion and is expected to conclude during the week of Dec. 1, 2014.
Nov. 22, 2014 -- Bridgeton Landfill provided to the department the facility's report on planned construction and other work at the site for the coming week including:
  • On-going site-wide winterization continues.
  • Installation of the south fence line odor control system began on Nov. 18, 2014.
  • Storm water infrastructure work will continue into next week.

Nov. 14, 2014 -- Bridgeton Landfill provided to the department the facility's report on planned construction and other work at the site for the coming week including:

  • On-going site-wide winterization continues.
  • Storm water infrastructure work will continue into next week.
Potential for Odors -- Nov. 14, 2014 -- Bridgeton Landfill notified the department construction work on landfill infrastructure is being completed near the southeast corner of the Bridgeton Landfill property. The potential for odors going beyond the facility's property boundary exists while this work is being completed.

Nov. 9, 2014 -- Bridgeton Landfill provided to the department the facility's report on planned construction and other work at the site for the coming week including:

  • On-going site-wide winterization is being conducted. Heat tape is being placed on all critical, temperature-sensitive infrastructure and insulation is being installed at the pretreatment plant.
  • Storm water infrastructure work is planned to last through the end of the week.

Photo of Bridgeton Landfill South Quarry looking to North Quarry, Dec. 18, 2014

Photo of Bridgeton Landfill South Quarry looking to North Quarry, Dec. 18, 2014

newBridgeton Sanitary Landfill Status Update:  Nov. 30, 2014

The department has consolidated information regarding the current status of Bridgeton Landfill and various construction projects at the facility in the below Status Update.  New information and reports previously provided on individual webpages is included below.  For older reports and information, see the Archived Reports webpage.

Subsurface Fire -- Northerly Extent in the Neck -- The latest data indicates the subsurface fire is between the Gas Interceptor Well (GIW) System Lines or just to the north of the GIW System Lines.  Bridgeton Landfill has been reporting temperatures from fourteen (14) gas extraction wells (GEWs) in the Neck Area of the landfill on a weekly basis as required by the department's Oct. 7, 2014 letter.   Drilling of nine (9) new temperature monitoring probes (TMPs) is planned to begin the first week of January and will provide new monitoring data from the southern portion of the North Quarry.  Additionally, Bridgeton Landfill submitted a corrective action assessment/plan for the Neck Area leading into the North Quarry detailing methods for stabilizing and maintaining temperatures within the identified corrective action zone at specific levels which is under review by the department. 

Expanded carbon monoxide data collection is ongoing per the Second Amendment to the First Agreed Order.  Additionally, Bridgeton Landfill has submitted carbon monoxide data from the GIW System and that data is currently under review by the department's contracted landfill fire experts.

Bridgeton Landfill data submittals are available on the department's website.

South Quarry -- Continues to experience high activity from the subsurface fire especially in the area along the south slope of the South Quarry.  When traveling along Boenker Road in the area of Bridgeton Landfill, construction equipment and activity may be observed as the landfill continues installation of additional landfill infrastructure to address impacts from the subsurface fire.

Upcoming or Recently Completed Construction --

  • Winterization activities continue at Bridgeton Landfill in preparation for weather conditions that potentially could affect above ground piping and other landfill infrastructure.
  • The Expanded Heat Extraction Pilot Study using cooling pipes in the GIW System is currently underway and the first quarterly report is due to the department on Jan. 20, 2015.
  • The facility will be installing nine (9) new temperature monitoring probes in the North Quarry.
  • The facility received approval and is beginning small fill projects using a flowable fill mixture.
  • A force main to transport the pre-treated leachate is being installed from the Bridgeton Landfill pre-treatment plant to the Metropolitan Sewer District's (MSD's) Bissell Point treatment facility.
    • The force main will decrease the number of tanker trucks leaving the Bridgeton Landfill site.
    • Estimated completion date for the force main project is Feb. 1, 2015.
  • Bridgeton Landfill resumed direct discharge of pre-treated leachate to the MSD Missouri River Plant during the week of Nov. 17, 2014.
  • The department reviewed and approved a plan submittal from Bridgeton Landfill for large fill projects.  These projects are planned to begin in the 2015 construction season.

Air Sampling and Monitoring by the Department -- Air monitoring continues around Bridgeton Landfill.

The department continues to conduct:

  • Daily monitoring by department staff using handheld units for detecting hydrogen sulfide and benzene as well as odor monitoring with an olfactometer, i.e., Nasal Ranger®, which is completed on, at least, a twice daily basis.
  • Continuous air monitoring using the department's AreaRAE® system.
  • Weekly summa canister sampling for volatile organic compounds.
  • Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) reviews and the related data are posted to the department's website as lab results become available.

Comprehensive Air Sampling Events -- Ongoing at approximately 6-month intervals per the Second Amendment to the First Agreed Order.  A July 2014 Comprehensive Air Sampling Event was completed on July 31, 2014 - results from the lab are currently under review by the Department of Health and Senior Services.  Reports from the Comprehensive Air Sampling will be added to the department's webpage along with the Department of Health and Senior Services' Review.

Odor Management Plan -- submitted as per the Second Amendment to the First Agreed Order.  Bridgeton landfill began installation, during the week of Nov. 17, 2014, of a new odor control system along the fence line near the south slope of the South Quarry.

Odor Evaluation Pilot Study -- The study and two (2) extensions were approved by the department.  (See Archived Reports.) The study is now complete.  A report on the pilot study was submitted to the department by Bridgeton Landfill on Nov. 14, 2014.  (Odor Evaluation Pilot Study.  See New Reports.)  The pilot study did not prove successful.  Bridgeton Landfill is currently evaluating other alternative odor mitigation technologies and will be providing a new plan to the department.

Ground Water (GW) Detection Monitoring -- Historically, ground water data from the ground water monitoring well network has been collected on a semi-annual basis.

The department's response required the following:

  • Ground water monitoring wells of concern are located very close to the waste mass (within approximately 50 feet).
    • Assessment monitoring required for both Appendix 1 and Appendix 2 parameters.
    • Monitoring frequency has been increased from semi-annually to quarterly.
    • Completion of a corrective action assessment along with a report due within 90 days of the letter.

(Note:  See the department's response letter dated July 30, 2014 in Archived Reports.)

Settlement Monitoring -- Significant settlement continues to occur in the South Quarry (a maximum of a 3 foot drop in some areas is being seen each month).

A settlement front map is included as part of the Monthly Report submittal by Bridgeton Landfill.

Slope Stability Monitoring -- An assessment is required every quarter under the Second Amendment to the First Agreed Order.

Bridgeton Landfill submitted their Quarterly Slope Stability Report on Oct. 17, 2014.  (See New Reports Section below.)  The next report is due by Jan. 20, 2015.

Leachate Management -- Pretreatment and disposal is approx. 2.1 million gallons, per week, with direct discharge of pretreated leachate to MSD's Missouri River Plan where final treatment occurs and with some trucking to and final treatment at MSD's (MSD's) Bissell Point facility.

Landfill Gas Collection and Control System -- Routine maintenance of the gas collection and control system continues.  Additionally, over the next several weeks, Bridgeton Landfill will be reducing the height of some of the gas extraction wells and other infrastructure in areas impacted by settlement.

Reporting -- Weekly and Monthly Reports continue per the First Agreed Order and the Second Amendment (reporting temperature, carbon monoxide and other gas composition, settlement, leachate levels, trend analyses, etc.)

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newDec. 1 and Dec. 12, 2014 -- Bridgeton Landfill submitted additional information related to the expanded heat extraction pilot study and the initial pilot study of Gas Interceptor Well -4 (GIW-4).  View the additional information and information on GIW-4.
newDec. 12, 2014 -- Bridgeton Landfill submitted an addendum to the gas collection and control system update.  View the addendum.
newDec. 3, 2014 -- Bridgeton Landfill submitted a gas collection and control system update.  View the update.
Nov. 25, 2014 -- The department's Solid Waste Management Program and Hazardous Waste Program provided comments to US EPA on the Isolation Barrier Alternatives Analysis, West Lake Landfill Superfund Site.  View the comment letter.
Photo of Bridgeton Landfill's odor mitigation pilot project
Photo of Bridgeton Landfill's odor mitigation pilot project
Nov. 15, 2014 -- Bridgeton Landfill, LLC submitted the facility's Odor Mitigation Pilot Study Report.  View the cover letter and report.
Nov. 15, 2014 -- The department approved the Bridgeton Landfill submittal for the installation of Nine (9) additional North Quarry temperature monitoring probes. View the approval letter.

Nov. 9, 2014 -- Bridgeton Landfill, LLC provided plans in response to the department's Oct. 7, 2014 letter. 

Oct. 30, 2014 -- Bridgeton Landfill, LLC provided the quarterly as-built drawing update.  View the as-built drawings.
Oct. 15, 2014 -- Bridgeton Landfill, LLC provided the Quarterly Update to the Landfill Gas Corrective Action Plan.  View the update.
Oct. 19, 2014 -- The department's consultant provided a slope stability assessment.  View the assessment report.
Oct. 10, 2014 -- The department provided a response to Bridgeton Landfill's Sept. 16, 2014 letter concerning the July and Aug. 2014 data package review by the department's consultant.  View the response.
Photo of comprehensive air sampling event, Bridgeton Landfill July 29, 2014.
Photo of comprehensive air sampling event, Bridgeton Landfill, July 29, 2014.

Air Sampling and Monitoring Reports

Missouri Department of Natural Resources -- The department continues to conduct field operations from an observation trailer near the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill.  The department is conducting air monitoring through an AreaRae multi-sensor system that collects data on volatile organic compounds, hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide and gamma radiation on a 24 hour per day/7 day per week basis.  The department is also conducting air monitoring activities, at 13 locations using a hand-held hydrogen-sulfide detector, a benzene detector and an odor detector. This monitoring occurs around the perimeter of Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill two times per day or as needed based upon community complaints received between the two daily cycles. Air monitoring reports will be posted twice weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays along with the Department of Health and Senior Services evaluation reviews.

Additional information about air sampling and monitoring can be found on the Archived Reports webpage.

Nov. 22, 2014 -- Daily Air Monitoring Results -- Air monitoring activities continue as the department collects data via our AreaRAE system on a 24 hour per day/7 day per week basis.  Daily monitoring events by the department continue to be completed twice per day on a scheduled path.

AreaRae Operations - In times of extreme weather and atmospheric conditions, sensitive electronic equipment, including AreaRae air monitors, may be set to standby mode to avoid damage to the units. When this occurs, the use of handheld air monitoring devices will continue, with additional use and deployments added as is necessary and possible, in addition to the regular, twice-daily scheduled paths. Supplemental use of the handheld air monitors will continue until atmospheric and weather conditions allow for the AreaRae monitors to be brought back into operation.

newNov. 27 - Dec. 1, 2014

newNov. 24 - 27, 2014

newNov. 20 - 24, 2014

Nov. 17 - 20, 2014

Nov. 13 - 17, 2014

Nov. 10 - 13, 2014

Nov. 6 - 10, 2014

Nov. 3 - 6, 2014

Oct. 30 -  Nov. 3, 2014

Nov. 30, 2014 -- Weekly Air Sampling -- Air sampling activities continue on a weekly basis by the department.

Oct. 22, 2014 - Weekly Air Sampling

Oct. 14, 2014 - Weekly Air Sampling

Oct. 7, 2014 - Weekly Air Sampling

Sept. 30, 2014 - Weekly Air Sampling

Weekly Report Submittal, Bridgeton Landfill, Dec. 19, 2014

Weekly Report Submittal, Bridgeton Landfill, Dec. 19, 2014

First Agreed Order and Second Amendment Reports -- Quarterly, Monthly and Weekly Updates

newDec. 19, 2014 Weekly Report. (12/19/2014)

newDec. 12, 2014 Weekly Report. (12/12/2014)

newDec. 5, 2014 Weekly Report. (12/5/2014)

newNov. 28, 2014 Weekly Report. (11/28/2014)

Nov. 21, 2014 Weekly Report. (11/21/2014)

Nov. 14, 2014 Weekly Report. (11/14/2014)

Nov. 7, 2014 Weekly Report. (11/07/2014)

 Carbon Monoxide Data Maps from Bridgeton Landfill Monthly Report received Nov. 20, 2014  

Note:  Gas and surface extraction wells not circled with a colored marker were not monitored for carbon monoxide during the reporting periods shown in the above maps.   

Carbon Monoxide Data Maps from Bridgeton Landfill Monthly Report received Nov. 20, 2014

Monthly Report. (11/20/2014)

Monthly Report. (10/20/2014)

Photo of heat extraction pilot study cooler unit Bridgeton Landfill, Oct. 6, 2014
Photo of heat extraction pilot study cooler unit Bridgeton Landfill, Nov. 6, 2014          

Nov. 22, 2014 -- Bridgeton Landfill provided a weekly update on the expanded heat removal pilot study's temperature monitoring probes (TMPs). 

Oct. 19, 2014 -- Republic Services submitted for Bridgeton Landfill the following reports:

Off-site Air Monitoring Community Response Plan

Due to expected odors during construction activities, the Off-site Air Monitoring Community Response Plan was developed to be protective of the local community. This plan provides a framework for state and local agencies to coordinate a response to pre-defined air monitoring trigger levels.

More Information

Republic Services Inc.

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