A landfill like this one is causing local residents lots of headaches (Thinkstock)
Residents unlucky enough to live near a foul-smelling landfill near Bridgeton, Mo., recently got some bad news and better news.
The bad: The landfill stench is likely to get worse as officials go to work to fix the problem.
The sort of good news: The owners of Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill in Missouri have offered residents within a one-mile radius of the waste site a temporary reprieve by moving them to hotels for the next month.
According to a story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, “270 households in the Spanish Village subdivision, Terrisan Reste mobile home community and some residents of Carrollton Village condominiums” qualify for the relocation to extended-stay hotels three miles away, which also accept pets.
Those preferring to move in with family or friends will receive $125 a week.
The landfill, about 52 acres that goes 240 feet below ground, took in waste from 1985 to 2004.
But in 2010, landfill started to stink.
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