Officials: 'Dirt Brokers' With Mob Ties Dumped Polluted Soil Across NJ

"'Rogue dirt brokers' with mob ties and criminal histories used fake documents to haul hundreds of truckloads of tainted soil and construction debris that were then dumped illegally onto environmentally sensitive sites in New Jersey, state investigators alleged Wednesday.

At a hearing before the State Commission of Investigation, commission investigators alleged that about 7,500 cubic yards of concrete, asphalt, rebar, bricks and contaminated soil from a demolition site in the Bronx New York wound up on a section of a Raritan Bay beach front that had been battered by Superstorm Sandy.

They also alleged that a South Jersey recycling center that was supposed to turn leaves and branches into mulch became a dumping ground in 2013 for tainted soil from construction sites in Camden and New Brunswick."

John C. Ensslin reports for the Bergen Record May 25, 2016.

Source: Bergen Record, 05/27/2016