A report released today by the American Lung Association shows that air pollution in the St. Louis region has recently increased.
The annual report ranks the St. Louis area 12th worst among U.S. metropolitan regions for particulate pollution and 25th for ground-level ozone, the main component of smog.
Susannah Fuchs is the Senior Director of Environmental Health for the American Lung Association’s Plains-Gulf Region, which includes Missouri.
The company that owns the Bridgeton Landfill is gearing up for the next phase of an effort to control an underground fire that has been burning at the site for more than two years.
Starting on Monday, Republic Services will begin excavating sections of the landfill to remove underground concrete pipes.
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