Due to the incineration of combustible gases from decomposing garbage, landfill flares have caused burn injuries to birds at the Meadowlands facility. A year ago, the state said they would replace the invisible flame that has caused the problem.
With the fall migration season peaking soon, a new flare is vital after a red-tailed hawk was found badly injured. A new enclosed flare that was idle at the Keegan Landfill in Kearny may soon be operational to solve the problem.
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