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Updated Oct. 25, 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 storm water infrastructure work on the southwest corner of Bridgeton Landfill, Oct. 23, 2014.

             Photo of storm water infrastructure work on the southwest corner of Bridgeton Landfill, Oct. 23, 2014

Weekly Construction Update Provided by Bridgeton Landfill

newOct. 25, 2014 -- Bridgeton Landfill provided to the department the facility's report on planned construction for the coming week including:

  • Storm water infrastructure work continues and is planned to last through the end of October.
  • Continued operation and maintenance of the gas collection and control system.

Oct. 19, 2014 -- Bridgeton Landfill provided to the department the facility's report on planned construction for the coming week including:

  • Storm water infrastructure construction has resumed.
  • Work continues on the first lift station for the Bridgeton to Bissell Point force main.
  • The Alternative Heat Extraction Pilot Study has been installed and is currently being tested.
Oct. 16, 2014 -- The department was notified a plume of steam generated by the asphalt plant located immediately to the west of the landfill's leachate pretreatment facility could be seen from adjacent properties. This plume is not generated by the landfill.

Oct. 11, 2014 -- Bridgeton Landfill provided to the department the facility's report on planned construction for the coming week including:

  • Storm water infrastructure construction was halted at the end of the day, Wed. Oct. 8, 2014, and and will resume Tuesday, Oct. 14th, due to weather conditions.
  • Concrete forms are being set for the first lift station for the Bridgeton to
    Bissell Point (Metropolitan Sewer District) force main.
  • The Alternative Heat Extraction Pilot Study is installed and is currently being tested.
Potential for Odors -- Oct. 8, 2014 -- Bridgeton Landfill notified the department the facility is working on stormwater infrastructure today that may result in off-site detection of odors. Bridgeton Landfill indicated the work will be completed by close-of-business today.

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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.  The department's Oct. 7, 2014 letter requires Bridgeton Landfill to begin reporting temperatures from 14 gas extraction wells (GEWs) in the Neck Area of the landfill on a weekly basis (previously monthly) and begin installation of new temperature monitoring probes (TMPs) in the next 30 days to provide for adequate monitoring of the Neck Area and southern portion of the North Quarry.  Additionally, the department is requiring the permitted facility to complete a corrective action assessment of the Neck Area leading into the North Quarry and submit a corrective action plan detailing methods for stabilizing and maintaining temperatures within the identified corrective action zone at specific levels.  (See the department's Oct. 7, 2014 letter in the New Reports Section below.)

Expanded carbon monoxide data collection is ongoing per the Second Amendment to the First Agreed Order.  Additionally, carbon monoxide data has been requested to determine effectiveness of the GIW System and the location of the subsurface fire.

Data continues to be reviewed by contracted experts and is 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.

Upcoming or Recently Completed Construction -- Installation of the equipment for the Expanded Heat Extraction Pilot Study using cooling pipes in the GIW System is complete and is currently being tested.  (Letter dated Sept. 4, 2014.  See Archived Reports and Weekly Construction Updates above.)

  • Construction work continues on the facility's stormwater management infrastructure, weather dependent.
  • The facility received approval and is in the process of beginning small fill projects using a flowable fill mixture.
  • The department is currently reviewing a plan submittal from Bridgeton Landfill for large fill projects.
  • 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 Bissell Point treatment facility.
  • The force main will decrease the number of tanker trucks leaving the Bridgeton Landfill site.
    • Phase 2 construction of the force main along St. Charles Rock Road towards the Bissell Point facility continues.
    • Construction of the first lift station for the force main is underway.
    • Estimated completion date for the force main project is Dec. 31, 2014.
  • Winterization activities have begun at the Bridgeton Landfill in preparation for winter weather conditions that potentially could affect above ground piping and other landfill infrastructure.

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®, 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 pending receipt.  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.

Odor Evaluation Pilot Study -- Study and two (2) extensions were approved by the department.  (See Archived Reports.) The study is now complete.  A report on the pilot study is due from Bridgeton Landfill to the department by Nov. 14, 2014.

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 (Letter dated July 30, 2014. See Archived Reports.) 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 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.

The department's consultant provided a Slope Stability Assessment on Sept. 16, 2014. (See New Reports Section below.)

Bridgeton Landfill submitted their Quarterly Slope Stability Report on Oct. 17, 2014.  (See New Reports Section below.)

Leachate Management -- Weekly pretreatment and disposal ranges from 1 to 1.89 million gallons, with trucking to and final treatment occurring at the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) Bissell Point facility. Date of full operation of Bridgeton Landfill's leachate pre-treatment plan is estimated by the facility to be Oct. 30, 2014.

Landfill Gas Collection and Control System -- Routine maintenance of the gas collection and control system continues.

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

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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.
Sept. 19, 2014 -- Bridgeton Landfill, LLC provided a response to the July and Aug. 2014 data package review by the department's consultant.  View the response.

Sept. 17, 2014 -- The department provided a response to Bridgeton Landfill's submitted proposal for a small crack and void filling program. 

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.

Oct. 25, 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.

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newSept. 29 - Oct. 2, 2014

Sept. 25 - 29, 2014

Sept. 22 - 25, 2014

Sept. 18 - 22, 2014

Sept. 15 - 18, 2014

Sept. 11 - 15, 2014

Sept. 8 - 11, 2014

Sept. 4 - 8, 2014

Sept. 1 - 4, 2014

Oct. 4, 2014 -- Weekly Air Sampling -- Air sampling activities continue on a weekly basis by the department.

Weekly Report Submittal -- Bridgeton Landfill, Oct. 21, 2014

Weekly Report Submittal -- Bridgeton Landfill, Oct. 21, 2014

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

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

newOct. 21, 2014 Weekly Report. (10/21/2014)

Oct. 14, 2014 Weekly Report. (10/14/2014)

Oct. 7, 2014 Weekly Report. (10/8/2014)

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

newMonthly Report. (10/20/2014)

Monthly Report. (9/20/2014)

Carbon Monoxide Data for Gas Interceptor Wells from Bridgeton Landfill Monthly Report, Oct. 20, 2014
Carbon Monoxide Data for Gas Interceptor Wells from Bridgeton Landfill Monthly Report received Oct. 20, 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

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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.

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