Local school district wants pause in Bridgeton landfill project

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by Dan Greenwald / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on May 10, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 4 at 6:20 PM

(KMOV.com) - The Pattonville Schools District is asking Republic Services to take a break from its work on the Bridgeton landfill.

The next phase of the project to stop the odor coming from the landfill is supposed to begin May 20. School is in session until May 23, and the district wants the next phase of the project to be delayed until school lets out for the summer.

The district said it can reduce the amount of outside air that is brought into the high school, which may help alleviate the problem.

"All the filters at the high school are charcoal based, so we have the ability to filter some of that air," said Ron Orr of the Pattonville School District. "We've also worked with Republic already, they will have an air monitoring station near the high school so they'll able to verify anything in the atmosphere is not harmful for us."

A spokesman for Republic Services said the start date for the next phase of the project was agreed upon with the Missouri Attorney General's Office. Talks to move the start date are ongoing.

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