State agency fined for foul stench at Kearny landfill, but residents want more done

Keegan landfil, Kearny NJ

AYA ELAMROUSSI – The state agency that owns and operates the Keegan Landfill in Kearny has agreed to pay a fine and implement changes at the 100-acre facility after being cited for excessive hydrogen sulfide gas emissions that residents have been complaining about for months.

An investigation by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) found that on March 1 the New Jersey Sports Exposition Authority (NJSEA) violated the Air Pollution Control Act — which prohibits the emission of hydrogen sulfide in concentration levels greater than 30 parts per billion over a 30 minute-period — at the landfill off Bergen Avenue …

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