Assembly committee approves state cleanup plan for Roxbury's Fenimore landfill

An Assembly committee has approved a bill that would allow the state to take over cleanup operations at the Fenimore Landfill in Roxbury. The bill

Fenimore Landfill in Roxbury Township, NJ

Fenimore Landfill in Roxbury Township, NJ (6/17/13)

TRENTON - An Assembly committee has approved a bill that would allow the state to take over cleanup operations at the Fenimore Landfill in Roxbury.

The bill could go to a vote as early as this week.

The state approved a plan to redevelop the abandoned landfill several months ago, but a Kane in Your Corner investigation found the project created dangerous fumes. There were also serious irregularities in the development deal.

Richard Bernardi, the man who signed the contracts, is a convicted felon who does not actually own the property.

This past weekend, hydrogen sulfide fumes from the landfill hit an all-time high, with readings at 810 parts per billion. Those levels are more than 25 times the level that would be allowed under new environmental laws.
 

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