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Simmons Law Firm attorneys and staff met with concerned residents last night about offensive odors coming from an underground benzene fire at the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill. Over the past two weeks, residents have complained about horrible smells similar to that of dead animals coming from the Bridgeton Landfill. KMOV reported that landfill officials expect the smell to continue for several weeks while the landfill undergoes improvements.
Last night’s meeting reviewed residents’ legal rights as property owners and renters living near the landfill. Residents have reported experiencing side effects from the odor including headaches, watery eyes and migraines.
The odor could be linked to a landfill fire burning underneath the ground at the site. The Missouri Coalition for the Environment is urging the state to conduct air quality tests, according to KMOV, after the odors were linked to a fire at the St. Louis County landfill. This raises additional concerns as the Bridgton Landfill fire is believed to be located near radioactive waste dumped in the adjacent West Lake Landfill.
Simmons Firm attorney Ted Gianaris attended the meeting to inform residents of the safety concerns surrounding the bad smells coming from the St. Louis Landfill fire and what residents can do to protect their legal rights.
If you live in the Bridgeton area and are concerned about the health impacts of the Bridgeton Landfill, please contact the Simmons Firm for more information.
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