Another landfill-park coming, just across the Hudson
32.5 acres of Jersey City’s 87-acre PJP Landfill, situated on the Hackensack River, is slated to be transformed into Marion Greenway Park, a passive recreational space, over the next two years. The former Superfund site received chemical and industrial waste as early as 1968, and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection assumed stewardship of the site in 1985, extinguishing landfill fires, installing a landfill cap and a landfill gas venting system. Site remediation began in 2007 through the work of Waste Management, Inc. Jersey City purchased the land last year for $12.4 million, and the transition into parkland is being designed by environmental consultants Malcolm Pirnie. Park features will include soccer fields, walking and jogging trails and passive lawn areas.