|Runoff from the Jersey Recycling Services |
landfill purportedly reaching Pennsauken Creek.
The Philly Voice reports that Bard Sirkin, a Florida-based businessman with ties to Philadelphia mob boss Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino and the Lucchese and Bonanno crime families in New York, operated Jersey Recycling Services, a company that leased a 104-acre dumping site in Palmyra NJ.
Authorities claim he used the recycling and mulching operation as a front for an illegal landfill that took potentially hazardous waste materials, construction debris and dangerous pollutants.
To add insult to injury, the potential cleanup costs for the now abandoned site to the borough of Palmyra could top $10M, said a representative of the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation (SCI). And it's also unknown if any contaminants had leeched into the nearby Pennsauken Creek, the Delaware River or the 250-acre Palmyra Cove Nature Park adjacent to the dumping site.
Read the full article here: http://www.phillyvoice.com/investigators-merlino-associates-mulch-operation-leaves-palmyra-10m-cleanup/