Source: Rolling Stone
by: Steven Hsieh
A bulldozer pushes trash in a landfill.
a fire burning in Bridgeton, Missouri. It's invisible to area
residents, buried deep beneath the ground in a North St. Louis County
landfill. But the smoldering waste is an unavoidable presence in town,
giving off a putrid odor that clouds the air miles away – an
overwhelming stench described by one area woman as "rotten eggs mixed
with skunk and fertilizer." Residents report smelling it at K-12 school
buses, a TGI Fridays and even the operating room of a local hospital.
"It smells like dead bodies," observes another local.
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