Friday, November 15, 2013

Fenimore Landfill foes take their message to Trenton

"Officials here wouldn't come to them, so the Roxbury residents who are fed up with Fenimore Landfill went to Trenton," the Daily Record's William Westhoven reports today.

"After nearly a year of protests and activism, members of the Roxbury Environmental Action Committee, or REACT, a resident nonprofit group calling for government leaders to remediate the foul emissions coming from the notorious township dump, staged a rally Thursday morning on the steps of the Statehouse.
"Truck it out, that is what we want,” said REACT President Bob Schultz, repeating the group’s recent demand that the construction materials dumped at the landfill over the past two years be removed.

“Three-hundred and sixty-five days of breathing in toxic gases, hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, formaldehyde and God knows what else. This health crisis is an NJDEP (New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection)-approved disaster. No one from NJDEP, NJDOH (New Jersey Department of Health) or the governor’s office will come and publicly speak about this in Roxbury, and to us as residents. So we have come to Trenton to speak to them.”
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