BRIDGETON — New security measures are in place after someone stole air monitors in a neighborhood near a troubled landfill location in St. Louis County.
The Environmental Protection Agency announced the theft on Thursday. The monitors test for radiation, radon and other toxins.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the monitors have already been replaced.
An underground fire has been smoldering at the Bridgeton Landfill for more than three years, creating a pungent smell. The owner of the landfill is spending millions to address the odor.
Meanwhile, the smoldering fire is near nuclear waste buried in the adjacent West Lake Landfill. A barrier is being built to make sure the fire and the nuclear waste don't meet.