Editorial: DEP must suspend Keegan Landfill operations

Keegan landfil, Kearny NJ

JERSEY JOURNAL – The state Department of Environmental Protection has done a disservice to the people of Kearny and to its own mission by not being tougher on the operator of a landfill where it confirmed a rotten egg smell has originated.

After finally confirming on March 1 that the source of the smell is the Keegan Landfill, the DEP board voted to fine the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, which operates the landfill, the grand sum of $2,000 for excessive hydrogen sulfide gas emissions, something residents and town officials have been complaining about for months …

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