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Updated Apr. 18, 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.

newBridgeton Odor Concern Formnew

To assist in identifying locations experiencing odors from the subsurface smoldering event (SSE) occurring at the Bridgeton Landfill, you may submit  an online form specific to the area surrounding the landfill. The process for handling concerns has changed.  The new form results in a "real-time" electronic notification going to Bridgeton Landfill staff so they may identify   the odor source and act to address it. Your assistance in filing a concern     form as soon as an odor is noticed enables 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 the northeast corner of Bridgeton Landfill, Apr. 15, 2014

Photo of the northeast corner of Bridgeton Landfill, Apr. 15, 2014

Apr. 11, 2014 -- Bridgeton Landfill notified the department they continued electrical and mechanical work in the leachate pretreatment plant area this week.

The Bridgeton Landfill does not have any potential odor causing projects scheduled for next week.  If potential odor events arise, Bridgeton Landfill staff will provide notifications to the department, St. Louis County and to the public via their website.

Apr. 8, 2014 -- Odor Alert -- Bridgeton Landfill notified the department they will be conducting settlement repairs around a gas extraction well (GEW-64) today.  The work will be completed timely to minimize off-site detection of odor, and is expected to be completed today.
Apr. 4, 2014 -- Bridgeton Landfill notified the department they continued construction and installation work on the leachate pretreatment plant and surrounding area.  The landfill staff also completed work on SEW-31R and GEW-64 during the week. 
Apr. 1, 2014 -- Odor Alert -- Bridgeton Landfill advised the department they will be conducting maintenance on surface extraction well (SEW-31R) and gas extraction well (GEW-64) today.  This maintenance involves opening part of the EVOH capping material which will likely result in off-site detection of odors.  The maintenance is scheduled to be completed by the end of the day.

Mar. 29, 2014 -- Bridgeton Landfill notified the department the first of four, 1-million-gallon leachate pretreatment tanks is now operational.  Landfill staff advised other work completed this week included installation of piping, electrical and duct work in the leachate pretreatment plant, as well as the installation of odor control ducts for two of the 1-million-gallon tanks. With the new 1-million-gallon tank operating, landfill staff indicated they will begin removing smaller temporary tanks.  While equipped with carbon canisters, these temporary tanks have periodically been identified as an odor source at the site.

Week of Mar. 31, 2014 -- Potential for Odors -- The Bridgeton Landfill advised the department of plans to continue repairs and retrofitting of several gas extraction wells in the South Quarry.  During completion of this maintenace, the potential for short term odors exists.  The repair of SEW-31R is currently scheduled for Monday, Mar. 31, 2014.  Bridgeton Landfill will post potential odor alerts and notify the department of off-site odors, as needed.  These repairs to the landfill's infrastructure are weather dependent.

Photo of work on gas extraction well Bridgeton Landfill, Apr. 15, 2014

Photo of a landfill technician working on a gas extraction well at Bridgeton Landfill, Apr. 15, 2014

Mar. 22, 2014 -- Bridgeton Landfill provided the department with an update on construction progress for the past week.  Landfill staff indicated construction continues on the facility's new leachate pretreatment facility and leachate conveyance system.  The facility also reported that maintenance was completed on several gas extraction wells and other gas management system components. 

Week of Mar. 24, 2014 -- Potential for Odors -- Bridgeton Landfill advised the department that during the coming week, landfill staff and contractors will continue repairs and retrofitting of several gas extraction wells located in the South Quarry.  This work has the potential to result in short term odors that may be detected off-site.  Bridgeton Landfill will post potential odor alerts and notify the department, as needed.  These repairs to the gas management system are weather dependent.

Photo of MDNR operations trailer with Bridgeton Landfill in background, Mar. 18, 2014
Photo of department's Operations Trailer with Bridgeton Landfill in background, Mar. 18, 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.

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 early morning air sampling Bridgeton Landfill, Apr. 18, 2014

Photo of early morning air sampling Bridgeton Landfill, Apr. 18, 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.

 

Photo of air sampling near Bridgeton Landfill, Apr. 18, 2014

Photo of early morning air sampling near Bridgeton Landfill, Apr. 18, 2014

Air Sampling and Monitoring Reports

Apr. 18, 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.

newApr. 10 - 14, 2014

Apr. 7 - 10, 2014

Apr. 3 - 7, 2014

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

Week of Jan. 23, 2014

Apr. 15, 2014 Weekly Report showing Maximum Temperatures at Temperature Monitoring Probes

Weekly Report Submittal -- Bridgeton Landfill, Apr. 15, 2014

First Agreed Order Reports -- Monthly and Weekly Updates

newApr. 15, 2014 Weekly Report. (4/15/2014)

Apr. 8, 2014 Weekly Report. (4/08/2014)

Apr. 1, 2014 Weekly Report. (4/01/2014)

                               Carbon Monoxide Data Maps from Apr. 20, 2014 Bridgeton Landfill Monthly Report Note:  Gas and surface extraction wells that are not encircled with a colored marker were not monitored for carbon monoxide during the reporting periods shown in the above maps.

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

newApr. 20, 2014 Monthly Report. (4/17/2014)

March 18, 2014 -- Republic Services submitted a Bridgeton Landfill Slope Stability Report as requested by the department.

Mar. 18, 2014 Slope Stability Report. (3/18/14)

March 7, 2014 -- Republic Services submitted a preliminary after action report on the surface fire that occurred on Feb. 16, 2014 at the landfill.

Mar. 7, 2014 Preliminary After Action Report. (3/7/14)

Photo of southeast corner of the Bridgeton Landfill, Apr. 15, 2014

Photo of the southeast corner of the Bridgeton Landfill, Apr. 15, 2014

Interim Leachate Management Plan

Mar. 14, 2014 -- Republic Services submitted for department review an interim leachate management plan for the Bridgeton Landfill.

newApr. 11, 2014 -- The department responded to Bridgeton Landfill's Landfill Gas Corrective Action Plan Update dated Jan. 15, 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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