ST. LOUIS (KTVI)– Residents living near the Bridgeton Landfill will soon be receiving news about a class action lawsuit settlement. The owners of the landfill have agreed to pay out more than $6.8 million. The settlement is over the odor residents have been complaining about for the past several years. The average resident will be offered a little more than $12,000. The offers vary depending on where residents live.
The attorney representing families around the landfill said 400 homeowners will be notified about their options in the incoming days. He said residents accepting the settlement would not be able to take legal action against the landfill over the odor in the future. They would still be able to file a lawsuit over any future health problems.
“It`s a fair amount of money and it`s going to be paid quickly without years and years of litigation,” said Tag Gianaris, Simmons Law Firm.