DEP confirms ‘strong rotten egg odors’ at Kearny landfill, but can’t say where it’s coming from

Keegan landfil, Kearny NJ

AYA ELAMROUSSI / JERSEY JOURNAL – State and local inspectors detected strong rotten egg odors during a visit to the Keegan Landfill this year, but the state agency that owns and operates the facility is maintaining that the source of the stench remains unclear.

A state Department of Environmental Protection report obtained by Kearny Mayor Al Santos through an Open Public Records Act request shows that inspectors from the DEP and Hudson Regional Health Commission found a “strong rotten egg smell” on various portions of the landfill and at the leachate control area in the parking lot during a Jan. 22 visit …

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