(KMOV.com) -- Residents living near the Bridgeton landfill are being given a choice to relocate to nearby hotels while work is done at the landfill to attempt to reduce the odor.
The plan, dubbed the Reinforced Concrete Pipe Abandonment Project, involves the excavation of small sections of the landfill to remove reinforced concrete pipe sections.
As a result, the work could increase the odor for local businesses and residents. Because of the possibility of the already very strong odor getting stronger, the landfill is offering residents of Spanish Village, the Terrisan Reste Mobile Home Community and a section of the Carrollton Village Condominiums temporary alternative housing.
For the approximately 270 households in the area, the landfill will pay for the nightly hotel lodging, fees, and taxes starting on Sunday, May 19 and continuing through the completion of the RCP Project; which is expected to be June 14.
Residents will be provided rooms with kitchenettes, and families with pets will be directed to pet-friendly hotels.
To fight the odor that will come from the project, workers at the landfill are looking at installing misting systems to deodorize during work. In addition, ongoing air monitoring will be continued both on and off site during this work to ensure that the air is safe to breathe for employees and local residents.