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Bridgeton Landfill debate continues

Residents and environmental groups are voicing their concern over the continuing stench coming from the Bridgeton Landfill. 

 

Homeowners within the so-called stink radius say the problem is only getting worse and they worry about the possible hazards. Meanwhile, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has filed a law suit against Republic Services, the owners of the Landfill, saying they violated environmental law. Now the owners are offering hundreds of households the option of relocating to a hotel as the work continues. Darlene Martin has lived in the area for 33-years and she doesn't see that changing anytime soon.

 

"For years we've been trying to sell our house. That's what I want personally is to get out of there. And what are the chances now? I have no chance of selling the house now."

 

Work at the landfill is scheduled to resume May 20th. A first hearing against Republic Services is scheduled for Monday afternoon. 

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