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Controversy Continues Over Landfill As Town’s Legal Counsel Is Asked To Step Down

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Roxbury, New Jersey (My9NJ) - Senator Bob Smith and Assemblywoman Grace Spencer are calling for an investigation into the NJDEP’s dealings of Roxbury Township and the Fenimore Landfill. In 2012, the NJDEP came in and took over the landfill from the previous owner Richard Bernardi. While they do have plans to cap the landfill, Roxbury residents are still dealing with toxic fumes and an awful odor and are calling for the mess to be trucked out instead and put somewhere else.

Last night at a meeting where a group of concerned citizens gathered to discuss this ongoing issue, the main topic on the table was an old email sent from Assemblyman Anthony Bucco Jr. to an NJDEP representative in which he wrote: “The Gov. the legislators and local elected officials are going to take a bath in this next election if we don’t get this place shut down soon. I really don’t think you understand how bad this is getting; we have done all we can. There must be some other options you can explore.”

Shortly after this email was sent, his father, Senator Tony Bucco writes legislation to have the state NJDEP take over the landfill. This could possibly be the quickest piece of legislation ever passed in New Jersey.

Now Roxbury residents are calling for Assemblyman Bucco Jr. to step down from his post as legal counsel to the township.

At this time, Assemblyman Bucco has not returned calls for comment.

Other key points of this meeting included how the NJDEP did not reveal a study done by Rutgers which said the best method to remediate the landfill is to truck it out, rather than cap it. This apparently would be the cheaper more effective option since the NJDEP also left off 30-plus years of maintenance fees that would have to be paid once the landfill is capped.

The NJDEP will continue with their plan to cap the landfill which they say will solve the issue.


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