Sacco Calls for Closure of Keegan Landfill

Trenton – Senator Nicholas Sacco introduced SCR-180 today, a resolution urging the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to take immediate action to close and cap the Keegan Landfill in Kearny.

“This landfill must be closed, kids enjoying recess or playing soccer should not be overwhelmed by the smell of rotten eggs,” said Senator Sacco (D-Hudson). “It has become a serious public nuisance in the area and it must be addressed. That is why I am working with the Hudson County Executive and my counterparts in the Assembly to pass similar resolutions pressuring NJSEA and DEP to close and cap the landfill.”

Numerous complaints have been made to NJSEA and the Department of Environmental Protection concerning the operation of the landfill and the hydrogen sulfide odors emanating from it. The Keegan Landfill greatly affects the community due to its close proximity to residences, a school, and recreational fields.

The Keegan Landfill has frequently emitted hydrogen sulfide in concentrations exceeding the DEP’s regulatory standard, most recently on September 10, 2019.