Koster wants more data on Bridgeton landfill

BRIDGETON, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster wants the owner of a suburban St. Louis landfill to provide more details about the site.

Koster on Thursday asked St. Louis County Circuit Court to order Republic Services to provide additional monitoring data related to the underground smoldering at the Bridgeton Landfill. The smoldering is near where nuclear waste is buried.

Koster says the state has asked Republic Services to supply data and maps showing the concentration of carbon monoxide at various locations, part of the effort to track movement of the smoldering. He says the company has not supplied comprehensive data for the north part of the site, nearest the radioactive material.

A spokesman says the company expects to provide additional monitoring data that it believes will validate that the site is safe.

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