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.
 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

This exotic Savannah cat was found wandering Mill 1 Exotic Savanna cat found wandering in Paterson
Caught on camera: Argument over blocked driveway gets 2 Argument over blocked driveway gets physical in Elizabeth
A North Jersey Coast Line train struck a 3 Family escapes car before it's hit by train
VIDEO: Sneak peek at new Seaside Heights roller 4 VIDEO: Sneak peek of new Seaside Heights roller coaster
Jersey Weekend Buzz 5 Jersey Weekend Buzz

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE