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Parts Of Navesink River Littered With Trash

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Red Bank, New Jersey (My9NJ) -

If you take a ride down the Navesink River you will pass through some of the richest and scenic areas in New Jersey.

Celebrities like John Stewart and Bon Jovi are just a few of the big names who own stunning homes that line the river bank.

Unfortunately, all it takes is a bend in the river and you come to an area littered with trash, contaminated sludge, and bizarre old barrels all seeping out from what was a capped and sealed landfill, which now appears to be cracked and leaking.

The Red Bank incinerator site is an 8.5 acre area on the banks of the Navesink River. The incinerator was originally built in the 1930's

Local resident Sean Di Somma talked about the history of this landfill.

“My understanding was a dirt cap was put on the landfill as a temporary fix, and now that cap is eroding and local officials have not let people know that we have garbage pouring all over the river,” he said.

And he is right! In the area there are no signs, no warnings, and no information warning people against fishing in that area of the river.

When questioned about the leaking landfill, Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna said that this situation is extremely complicated and better suited for the local engineers.

Now the original investigation on how contaminated the land is began over 4 years ago, so the question now is: Why are the results taking so long?


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