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Children Evacuated from Kearny Soccer Field Due to Landfill Emissions

Children Evacuated from Kearny Soccer Field Due to Landfill EmissionsOn Monday evening, the mayor of Kearny, New Jersey ordered around 160 children practicing on a soccer field to evacuate the premises. Allegedly, high levels of hydrogen sulfide gas permeated the air near Harvey Field and came from the nearby Keegan Landfill. The levels reached around 75 parts per billion on the fields, and on Saturday and the previous Tuesday exceeded the state threshold of 30 parts per billion. According to the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA), who owns and operates the landfill, a new gas collection system was installed at the landfill and may take weeks to become effective. Back in April, the town demanded that the landfill be closed permanently and filed a lawsuit against the NJSEA. State senators from Hudson County and county freeholders both introduced measures to urge the closing of the landfill.

While the NJSEA insists that the gas collection system will be the solution to keeping the landfill emissions under control, it may take time to regulate the air. Until that time if the emissions do not dissipate, individuals who become exposed to the hazardous air may develop health conditions such as headaches, nausea, and eye, nose, and throat issues. A sulfurous odor may make the presence of hydrogen sulfide gas easily detectable, but it is possible that other more harmful chemicals or gases that possess no obvious odor may further compromise the health of those exposed to them.

If you or your loved ones developed medical conditions due to hazardous exposure, our South Jersey toxic tort lawyers at Williams Cedar will examine every detail of your claim and decide on the best course of action. Call us today at 215-557-0099 or contact us online to schedule a free case review. We proudly represent clients throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and nationwide from our offices in Haddonfield, New Jersey, and Philadelphia.

WILLIAMS CEDAR PHYSICAL LOCATIONS: NOTICE TO OUR CLIENTS, COLLEAGUES AND VENDORS: CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

WILLIAMS CEDAR PHYSICAL LOCATIONS: NOTICE TO OUR CLIENTS, COLLEAGUES AND VENDORS: CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

In order to protect the health and safety of our staff and clients, and in compliance with directives from the governors of New Jersey and Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia, our physical offices in Philadelphia and Haddonfield will be closed for an indeterminate time, in an effort to help halt the spread of the corona virus.

Please be assured that, during our physical absence, our team will remain working remotely (at home) and “virtually” on behalf of our clients, and will keep them informed of any developments in their cases. We will return phone calls as quickly as possible. Clients, co-counsel, referral counsel and opposing counsel can also communicate with our attorneys through email:

Samuel Abloeser : sabloeser@williamscedar.com | David Cedar : dcedar@williamscedar.com
Beth Cole : bcole@williamscedar.com | Diane Fenner : dfenner@williamscedar.com
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Chris Markos : cmarkos@williamscedar.com | Alan Sklarsky : asklarsky@williamscedar.com
Jerry Williams : gwilliams@williamscedar.com

We will notify you when we are able to return to our physical offices. In the meantime, feel free to contact us. We remain on the job! We wish you the best of Health as we weather this crisis together.

THE LAWYERS AND STAFF OF WILLIAMS CEDAR