New Jersey state senate to discuss Roxbury landfill gas

June 13, 2013 4:55:36 AM PDT
The uproar over the landfill stench in Roxbury, New Jersey, has led to a state senate hearing in Trenton Thursday.

The senate's environment and energy committee will take up legislation to reign in the Fenimore Landfill.

If passed, it would require the state Department of Environmental Protection to cap the landfill.

Emissions of hydrogen sulfide gas have overwhelmed neighbors, hitting nearly 50 times the levels generally considered to be safe.