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Updated Sept. 28, 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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Weekly Construction Update Provided by Bridgeton Landfill

newSept. 28, 2014 -- Bridgeton Landfill provided to the department the facility's weekly report on planned construction for the coming week:

  • Storm water infrastructure enhancements continue.
  • Construction of the lift station near the southwest corner of the South Quarry continues.
  • The new leachate pre-treatment plant continues progressive ramp up of production.

Photo of work on near southwest corner of Bridgeton Landfill, Sept. 22, 2014

Photo of work near southwest corner of Bridgeton Landfill, Sept. 22, 2014

Sept. 20, 2014 -- Bridgeton Landfill provided the following update to the department:

  • Storm water infrastructure enhancements will continue for the next several weeks.
  • Construction of the lift station near the southwest corner of the South Quarry continues.
  • The new leachate pre-treatment plant continues progressive ramp up of production.

Photo of temperature monitoring probe being drilled and installed at Bridgeton Landfill, Sept. 16, 2014.

Photo of temperature monitoring probe being installed, Bridgeton Landfill, Sept. 16, 2014.

Sept. 13, 2014 -- Bridgeton Landfill provided the following update to the department:

  • Over the next few weeks, storm water infrastructure enhancements will be completed.
  • Drilling and installation of additional temperature monitoring probes (TMPs) a part of the Expanded Heat Extraction Pilot Project is underway.
  • The new leachate pre-treatment plant continues progressive ramp up of production.

newBridgeton Sanitary Landfill Status Update:  Sept. 28, 2014new

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
  • 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.  (As detailed in the department's Sept. 4, 2014 letter.  See Archived Reports.)
  • Additional carbon monoxide data has been requested to determine effectiveness of the GIW System and location of the fire.
  • Continued close monitoring of all data collected from the neck area on a weekly basis.
  • Continued review of data by contracted experts.
  • Data is made available on the department's website.
  • Expanded carbon monoxide data collection is ongoing per the Second Amendment to the First Agreed Order.
  • South Quarry - high activity resulting from the subsurface fire and surface settlement continues.
Upcoming or Recently Completed Construction and Installation at the Site
  • Approval of an Expanded Heat Extraction Pilot Project that will use cooling piping in the GIW System.  (Letter dated Sept. 4, 2014.  See Archived Reports.)
  • Installation of three (3) additional Temperature Monitoring Probes (TMPs) in the North Quarry per the First Agreed Order. (Completed week of Aug. 11, 2014)
Air Monitoring
  • Twice daily handheld air monitoring routes continue.
  • AreaRAE - continuous air monitoring and posting of data/reviews continue.
  • Weekly summa canister sampling continues.
  • Comprehensive Air Sampling Events - ongoing at approximately 6-month intervals per the Second Amendment to the First Agreed Order.
    • July 2014 Comprehensive Air Sampling Event 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 Control
  • Odor detection and source identification efforts continue.
  • 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.)
    • Presently, the study is underway.
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:
    • Assessment monitoring required for both Appendix 1 and Appendix 2 parameters.
    • Monitoring frequency has been increased from semi-annually to quarterly.
    • An assessment of corrective actions is being required with a report due within 90 days of the letter.
    • Ground water monitoring wells of concern are located very close to the waste mass (within approximately 50 feet).
Settlement
  • 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 each month with the Monthly Reports submittal by Bridgeton Landfill.
Slope Stability
  • An assessment is required every quarter under the Second Amendment to the First Agreed Order.
  • The next slope stability assessment is due in September.
Leachate Management
  • Weekly pretreatment and disposal ranges from 1 to 1.7 million gallons, with trucking to and final treatment occurring at the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) Bissell Point Station.
  • Leachate Pre-treatment Plant
    • Construction of the plant is complete.
    • Date of full operation is estimated by the facility to be Oct. 30, 2014.
Leachate Force Main
  • A force main to transport the pre-treated leachate is being installed from the Bridgeton Landfill Pre-treatment Plant to the Metropolitan Swer District's Bissell Point Treatment Facility.
  • The force main will decrease the number of tanker trucks leaving the Bridgeton Landfill site.
  • Phase I construction of the force main from Bridgeton Landfill to St. Charles Rock Road is complete.
  • Phase 2 construction of the force main along St. Charles Rock Road towards the Bissell Point facility continues.
  • The estimated completion date for the force main project is Dec. 31, 2014.
Landfill Gas Collection and Control System
  • Operation and maintenance of the gas collectin and control system continues.
Stormwater Management
  • Construction continues on stormwater basins and related infrastructure along the east and west sides of the South Quarry.
Reporting
  • Weekly and Monthly Reports continue per the First Agreed Order (reporting temperature, carbon monoxide and otehr gas composition, settlement, leachate levels, trend analyses, etc.)

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Photo on the comprehensive air sampling, Bridgeton Landfill, July 29, 2014

Photo of the comprehensive air sampling, 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.

Sept. 13, 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.

Sept. 4 - 8, 2014

Sept. 1 - 4, 2014

Aug. 28 - Sept. 1, 2014

Aug. 25 - 28, 2014

Sept. 1, 2014 -- Weekly Air Sampling -- Air sampling activities continue on a weekly basis by the department.

Week of June 27, 2014

Weekly Report Submittal -- Bridgeton Landfill, Sept. 23, 2014

Weekly Report Submittal -- Bridgeton Landfill, Sept. 23, 2014

First Agreed Order Reports -- Monthly and Weekly Updates

newSept. 23, 2014 Weekly Report. (9/23/2014)

    Carbon Monoxide Data Maps from Bridgeton Landfill Monthly Report received Sept. 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.   For the Sept. 20 report only those wells identified as neck area wells were monitored for carbon monoxide.

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

newMonthly Report. (9/20/2014)

newSept. 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.

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

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.

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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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