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Stronger Than The Smell

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Roxbury, New Jersey (My9NJ) -

In Morris County, kids are playing outside with masks on, and families are evacuating their homes.

 The smell of the Fenimore Landfill has gotten worse and traveled farther as the days go by.  The smell is causing health issues, like asthma attacks and nose bleeds.

In an attempt to gain answers, 300 residents of Roxbury rallied, declaring they are “Stronger than the smell”. The slogan is a play on the expensive marketing campaign for the Jersey Shore called "Stronger than the storm."

Deputy Mayor Kathy DeFillippo spoke at the rally, calling the situation an absolute disaster.

“This is affecting our quality of life,” DeFillippo says.

Roxbury residents wonder where the governor is, and want a timeline for when this problem will be fixed.

The state took over the landfill on June 26th after a private company in charge of eliminating the smell was not doing the proper job.

 In the months since, the DEP has being trying to put a cap on the landfill.  They sprayed the Posi-shell, which was supposed to help eliminate the smell, but it did not work.

 Resident Anthony Fiore says that the DEP’s “initial plan to remediate the odor is falling far short of that goal”.

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