News Release 009

Department of Natural Resources issues an Order to take control of collecting air quality data at Bridgeton Landfill

Volume 39-009 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources today issued an Order to Republic Service Inc., which owns Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill, stating that the department will begin collecting air quality data at the landfill. The Order also instructs the company to pay for costs associated with this data collection, and to not interfere with the department’s data collection operations.

The department, and independent contractors reporting directly to the department, will use equipment to collect that data, including an AreaRAE system that is a one-to-five sensor gas detector to assess current on-site air quality conditions. The AreaRAE is equipped with a wireless radio frequency modem that allows data transmissions to a remotely based controller. The multi-sensor instrument will be equipped for photoionization detection of volatile organic compounds, hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide and other gasses.

Air quality data gathered by the department will also be sent to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to further evaluate any public health concerns associated with the area’s air quality.

Additional information about the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill is available on the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ website at dnr.mo.gov/env/swmp/facilities/bridgetonsanitarylandfill-dnr.htm.

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