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Roxbury Runaround From DEP

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Roxbury, New Jersey (My9NJ) -

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection took the unprecedented step of stating that they were upset about Chasing New Jersey’s continuous reports on the Fenimore landfill in Roxbury, New Jersey that question their handling of the toxic fumes and stated that they will no longer speak to the chasers on this or any issue in the future.

Chasing New Jersey has rigorously attempted to get answers from the DEP which is a tax payer funded agency in order to try to help the residents of Roxbury get some relief from the toxic gases coming from the landfill.

The chasers have consistently requested information from the DEP and have waited patiently for a meeting to no avail.

DEP spokesperson Larry Ragonese sent a harshly worded email to chaser Bill Anderson but once again refused to meet up with him to discuss the matter at hand or the news coverage. The DEP also refused to provide any information on their plans to address the toxic gases and also failed to point out specifically what he took issue with in Chasing New Jersey’s many reports.

Several Roxbury residents feel that the DEP’s response to Chasing New Jersey’s coverage does not surprise them because it’s the same response they’ve been receiving for months.

Bob Morocco of Roxbury Environmental Action said that in all fairness, the DEP has set up a hotline for resident concerns, but he knows hundreds of people who have reached out and they rarely respond to them.

Residents outraged by the continuous smell and harsh fumes have planned a rally on Thursday, November 14th from 10:00 until 3:00 in front of New Jersey’s State House to demonstrate their ongoing frustration with this matter.

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