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Officials are calling it “the beginning of the end” to an illegal dump site that grew to be several stories high and loomed over the city’s Bergen Square Neighborhood.
“I’m extremely proud to say we made a promise to our Camden residents to clear this debris, and we kept that promise together,” said Mayor Vic Carstarphen.
The illegal dump site contains debris and dirt that a Camden County health official said is contaminated with lead and mercury, along with other toxins. A jumbled metal fence surrounds the property that was once owned by Weyhill Realty Holdings, LLC.
An illegal dump at the corner of Seventh and Chestnut streets in Camden is being cleared. (Emma Lee/WHYY)