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Landfill, Roxbury New Jersey

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Fenimore Landfill in Roxbury, New Jersey has been known for giving off a horrible odor since last year. It was originally closed due hydrogen sulfide gas exposure to the environment. However, in June the Department of Environmental Protection reopened the landfill because it did not meet environmental standards and was reopened in order to be closed properly. Since the reopening and closing of the landfill, there has been a stringent smell that is rising from the grounds, forcing kids to wear masks.

A school bus driver said that she constantly sees young kids wearing masks when she picks them up in the morning for school. She said that children in the area who have asthma are constantly using their inhalers while riding the bus.

Shannon Cacavella, a Roxbury resident, described how difficult it is to do simple things around the house. She said that it’s impossible to even sit at the table with her children to do homework because it’s so hard to concentrate since the smell is so strong and has now become a distraction. The children have been feeling nauseated, have had asthma attacks, lack of appetite and are getting bloody noses.

Within the last 48 hours, the hydrogen sulfide emissions have spiked and are at an all-time high. Residents of Roxbury describe their lives now as a “prison” because they are trapped in their houses and are forced to live day to day with the smell.

The children are not the only ones being affected in this situation; animals and household pets are suffering too. Cacavella says, “They (the animals) don’t want to go outside. They’re starting to have accidents in the house. When it smells, they actually put their noses up and they also vomit so when the smell is really bad and they have to go out, they come back in and they’re not feeling well at all.”

A rally was put into place where 2,000 signatures were gathered to urge the DEP to recap the landfill. Residents of Roxbury have also been calling on Governor Chris Christie for help in this situation and to see what kind of solution is available.


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