Acknowledging that the “noxious odor” from a remediation site in Hoboken is “creating a completely unacceptable quality of life condition,” it is not hazardous, an official said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“As many have experienced, an environmental remediation site located at 800 Monroe Street has been releasing a noxious odor into the air,” city spokesman Santiago Melli-Huber said in a media release.
“In response, the City of Hoboken Fire Department, Board of Health, Hudson Regional Health Commission, and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) have all tested the air and found all levels to be within the acceptable range.”
Despite the inconvenience, he added that “the odor is not hazardous and poses no danger to public health and safety” and that everyone is working together to eliminate the problem as soon as possible.
Melli-Huber further stated that the city will release more information regarding what corrective action will be taken, following approval by the DEP.
“The City will also be coordinating a community meeting with the Licensed Site Remediation Professional responsible for the project. A date and time will be announced shortly,” he concluded.