Landfill Fumes Puts School On Lock-Down - My9 New Jersey

Landfill Fumes Puts School On Lock-Down

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Roxbury, New Jersey (My9NJ) -

The smell from the Fenimore Landfill in Roxbury, New Jersey has become so bad that kids in the local school district were put on lockdown because the emissions coming off of the landfill have reached alarming levels.

One of the classrooms apparently had such bad fumes coming into it that that room was closed off completely and teachers and students had to relocate to a different room.

One student texted her stepmother who told her that she had a headache and a lot of the other kids weren’t feeling well either. The stepmom advised her to go see the nurse.

Residents of Roxbury feel trapped in their own homes and now children are trapped in the school and they are really hoping that Governor Christie will step up and help them.

They see the Governor visiting the shore after hurricanes and fires, but these people are living in dangerous conditions as well and really need something to be done about it.

The animals in the neighborhood are being affected too. Dogs and other household pets are getting sick and not even able to go outside.

The DEP has taken some action by temporarily capping the landfill with a spray. The plan is to permanently cap it as soon as possible.

The landfill was originally reopened so that it could be properly closed under current EPA standards for the state of New Jersey. Unfortunately, it has taken so much time because New Jersey has some of the strictest standards when it comes to landfills.

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