Natural gas smell worries Bayonne residents

A smelly situation in a Hudson County town has neighbors worried about their health.

The smell of natural gas is worrying some Bayonne residents.

The smell of natural gas is worrying some Bayonne residents. (3/31/16)

BAYONNE - A smelly situation in a Hudson County town has neighbors worried about their health.

The smell of natural gas is coming from a construction site along John F. Kennedy Boulevard near Fourth Street in Bayonne. PSEG crews are excavating the road by a former gas station to install electrical transmission lines.

The construction is part of the Bergen-Linden Corridor upgrade project. Neighbors say they started noticing the smell Thursday morning.

"My biggest concern is health issues. I have two children and the neighbors have children…Are they at any risk from inhaling these fumes?" asks neighbor Joseph Arrigo.

The construction crews say that they haven’t reported any contamination at the site, but will test the air. PSEG also says that the company will take soil samples for testing and will backfill the trench with clean dirt.

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