ST. LOUIS - A Missouri federal magistrate judge on April 17 granted preliminary approval to a $6,886,500 settlement to be paid by the owners of the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill to a class of nearby residents for lost property value and public nuisance caused by odors released from an underground fire in the landfill (Marsha Buck, et al. v. Republic Services, Inc., et al., No. 13-801, E.D. Mo.).