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New Sulfur Dioxide Air Monitors Operational at Bridgeton Landfill

08/31/2016
Contact Information: 
Benjamin Washburn (washburn.ben@epa.gov)
913-551-7364

Environmental News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

EPA seal(Lenexa, Kan., Aug. 31, 2016) - In April, EPA reached an agreement with Bridgeton Landfill, LLC, to install and operate two sulfur dioxide (SO2) ambient air monitors near the Bridgeton Landfill. The agreement requires these monitors to provide 1-hour measurements and to operate for a period of one year. These new air monitors are now operating and producing results, which are available to the public online Exit.

“The installation and operation of these air monitors is an important step in evaluating the air quality in the community,” said EPA Region 7 Administrator Mark Hague. “These monitors are the latest in a series of steps taken by the Bridgeton Landfill under EPA and MDNR oversight to help ensure air quality around the landfill is protective of public health.”

In June, EPA approved the SO2 monitoring work plan and instructed Bridgeton Landfill to begin additional air monitoring at two locations: one near the water tower in Spanish Village, and another near St. Charles Rock Road just north of the Bridgeton landfill. EPA selected these locations to ensure the monitors provide coverage of air emissions under a variety of wind directions. The additional monitors will supplement the measurements being taken by the nearby “Rider Trail” monitor operated by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR).

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