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Updated July 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.

none  Bridgeton Odor Concern Form  none

The process for handling concerns about odors from the area surrounding the Bridgeton Landfill, which is experiencing an ongoing subsurface smoldering event (SSE), has changed.  The new electronic 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. Filing a concern form as soon as an odor in the area of the landfill is identified will enable the process to work as intended.

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.

Work Plan and Construction Updates

Photo of work being completed on the southwest corner, Bridgeton Landfill July 17, 2014

Photo of work being completed on the southwest corner of Bridgeton Landfill, July 17, 2014

newJuly 20, 2014 -- Bridgeton Landfill informed the department that maintenance work on the southwest corner of the landfill property will continue in the coming week (July 21 - 26).  Landfill staff stated odor control methods used successfully during recent construction activities plus some new control measures developed using vacuum technology will continue to be used during this construction to mitigate off-site odors.

Bridgeton staff also advised that installation of the three additional temperature monitoring probes (TMPs) in the north quarry that began on Tuesday, July 15 has been delayed due to an equipment breakdown.  Landfill staff indicated the work is expected to be completed during the coming week.  Odors are not expected from this installation work.  While these methods have proven successful on similar maintenance projects, Bridgeton Landfill will be monitoring the work and will provide notice to MDNR, St. Louis County and the public via their website at http://www.bridgetonlandfill.com should odors not be mitigated.

July 14, 2014 -- Bridgeton Landfill advised the department that maintenance work on the southwest corner of the landfill property having the potential to result in off-site odor detection will begin on Tuesday, July 15.  Landfill staff indicated the odor control methods used successfully during recent construction activities plus some new control measures developed using vacuum technology are planned for use in mitigating any off-site odors.

Bridgeton staff also advised that installation of the three additional temperature monitoring probes (TMPs) in the north quarry will begin on Tuesday, July 15.  The sonic drill rig used for installation will be visible from St. Charles Rock Road. Odors are not expected from this installation work.

Photo of piping work on the southeast corner, Bridgeton Landfill, July 17, 2014

Photo of piping work on the southeast corner, Bridgeton Landfill, July 17, 2014

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.  See Air Sampling for additional information.

Photo of east slope at Bridgeton Landfill during June 25, 2014 site visit

Photo of DNR staff and Bridgeton Landfill staff evaluating east slope during site visit June 25, 2014

The department's technical staff continue a periodic on-site presence to observe on-going construction and operational activities and to evaluate effectiveness of the environmental control measures.   Air monitoring reports will be posted twice weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays along with the Department of Health and Senior Services evaluation reviews.

Photo of the north slope, Bridgeton Landfill July 16, 2014

Photo of the north slope, Bridgeton Landfill, July 16, 2014

Reports

To make reports and data easier to find, the department has created a new webpage devoted to Bridgeton reporting. The department encourages those who want to be notified when new reports become available to sign-up for notification through the “red  envelope” GovDelivery logoservice on the Reports webpage. Once signed-up for the service, the public will receive an electronic notification when new reports or other information has been added to the webpage.

The department will also continue to provide notice of new report and data availability on this webpage, under this Reports section, should the public choose not to sign-up for the electronic notification service.

newJuly 18, 2014 -- Republic Services submitted a response to the May and June data package review by the department's consultant.  View the response.
July 8, 2014 -- Republic Services submitted the monthly status report to the Court for Bridgeton Landfill.  View the status report.

Photo of the east slope, Bridgeton Landfill, July 16, 2014

Photo of the east slope, Bridgeton Landfill,, July 16, 2014

Air Sampling and Monitoring Reports

newJuly 15, 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.

newJuly 7 - July 10, 2014

July 3 - July 7, 2014

June 30 - July 3, 2014

July 8, 2014 -- Weekly Air Sampling -- Air sampling activities continue on a weekly basis by the department.

Week of May 29, 2014 Week of May 22, 2014 Week of May 16, 2014

Weekly Report Submittal -- Bridgeton Landfill, July 15, 2014

Weekly Report Submittal -- Bridgeton Landfill, July 15, 2014

First Agreed Order Reports -- Monthly and Weekly Updates

newJuly 15, 2014 Weekly Report. (7/15/2014)

July 8, 2014 Weekly Report. (7/8/2014)

July 1, 2014 Weekly Report. (7/1/2014)

   Carbon Monoxide Data Maps from Bridgeton Landfill Monthly Report received June 18, 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.   For the June report only those wells identified as neck area wells were monitored for carbon monoxide.

Carbon Monoxide Data Maps from Bridgeton Landfill Monthly Report received July 18, 2014

newMonthly Report. (7/18/2014)

Photo of the north slope of Bridgeton Landfill, June 19, 2014

  Photo of the north slope of Bridgeton Landfill, June 19, 2014     

Interim Leachate Management Plan

 

Photo of first responders on Bridgeton Landfill site visit, May 22, 2014

Photo of first responders on Bridgeton Landfill site visit, May 22, 2014

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.

Description: Note icon.Note:  Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill is from here forward referred to as Bridgeton and is currently owned by Bridgeton Landfill LLC, which is a subsidiary of Republic Services Inc., which is from here forward  referred to as Republic.

Disclaimer

This website is updated as information becomes available. Every effort is made to keep the page current. If you have questions about document availability send an email to swmp@dnr.mo.gov.

The documents provided are electronic copies and are being provided for reference only. The official records may be reviewed at the Solid Waste Management Program’s Office in Jefferson City at 1730 E. Elm Street. For documents originating from other sources, the department takes no responsibility for the views, content or accuracy of the information provided. Where necessary due to privacy laws and other legal statutes, the original document may be redacted to keep protected information confidential.

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