BRIDGETON, Mo. (KSDK) - The smell from the Bridgeton landfill will intensify as work begins to reduce the smell in the area.
Workers on Monday will start to extricate six underground concrete columns before work on the plastic cap can begin. They will have to move soil, which means the smell will intensify.
Republic Services and Attorney General Chris Koster agreed to a relocation project which will allow some people in the area to move into hotels for the next three weeks.
Some residents worry that their vacant homes will become a target, so they are asking those who are staying in the area to be vigilant.
Bridgeton police will conduct extras patrols and may hire an extra security guard at the landfill who will help patrol the area.
All the construction is supposed to be finished by Labor Day.