Kennith Gonzalez, the 18-year-old Republican candidate for Hudson County Executive, today called for the closure of the Keegan landfill in Kearny after local officials complained that hydrogen sulfide levels exceed the legal limit.
“Having a hazardous landfill right next to Harvey Field, where the youth in Kearny spend their days after school is unreasonable and abusive,” Gonzalez said. “We must protect our children from these dangerous levels of hydrogen sulfide being spewed from the landfill that are proven to be extremely detrimental to our health.”
Gonzalez commended Kearny mayor Alberto Santos for standing up for his town and says he wants to meet with the mayor to help “further the case for closing Keegan.
“I believe we can work together towards a solution that eliminate this mound of garbage and restore the environment in this neighborhood,” the GOP candidate said.
Gonzalez will face incumbent Thomas DeGise in the general election.