Citing fumes, judge orders last Meadowlands landfill to be temporarily closed

Keegan landfil, Kearny NJ

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM – The last active landfill in the New Jersey Meadowlands will be shut down for at least two months due to noxious fumes that have aggravated nearby residents, a state judge ruled Friday.

In his order, Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Jablonski said he will determine at a hearing on July 25 if the Keegan Landfill in Kearny should be permanently closed.

Until then, the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, which oversees the site, will not be allowed to let haulers dump construction waste at its landfill.

The ruling is a victory for Kearny, which has been trying to get the landfill closed for years. Those efforts increased this year, prompted by elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide wafting from the 110-acre landfill …

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