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

The crash occurred around 12:45 p.m. Saturday in 1 Small plane crashes in residential area; pilot injured
2 Hundreds march in solidarity in Red Bank
Officials say Terrell Johnson is wanted for killing 3 Police ID double shooting suspect
Connor Mills is today's Scholar Athlete. 4 Scholar Athlete - Connor Mills
Video: Preparing White House for new president 'organized 5 Video: Preparing White House for new president 'organized chaos'

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