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It could be the best proof yet that Jimmy Hoffa is buried at a dump in North Jersey.

“Fox Nation’’ says in a new report that it used radar experts to locate what appears to be a slew of underground steel drums at the state-owned spot where a late mob associate’s son said his father helped stash the body of the famous Teamster’s chief.

“He couldn’t fit in the drum body-first, feet-first — they had to turn him and put him in head-first,” Frank Cappola told the streaming service’s series “Riddle, The Search for James R. Hoffa” — referring to how his dad and Mafia associates struggled to get Hoffa’s corpse into one of the containers.

“Don’t take this the wrong way, because [Dad] had a lot of respect for Hoffa, but he said, ‘They couldn’t fit the fat little man in a barrel feet first,’” Cappola said, quoting his father, Paul Cappola Sr.

“So they put [Hoffa] in head-first, and then they pushed the cover on top of him.

and late Genovese crime-family associate Phil “Brother” Moscato.

The alleged burial spot that Frank Cappola pointed out to the show is just a few feet from the Mafia associates’ former 87-acre landfill, which the FBI searched in 1975 to no avail.

The federal Environmental Protection Agency ended up declaring the landfill a Superfund chemical wasteland in the 1980s, removing tons of tainted dirt.

Crime scene tape marks off the site where a tipster reported to police that the body of former Teamster’s union boss Jimmy Hoffa may be buried September 27, 2012 in Roseville, Michigan.Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

But Hoffa’s reputed grave just feet from the landfill remained untouched — on land owned by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and currently used to store empty dumpsters, “Fox Nation’’ said.

The location is just under a section of the Pulaski Skyway connecting Jersey City to Newark, the show said.

Frank Cappola, who suffered heart and lung issues, died after his interview, the show said.

But before he passed, he said he was coming forward because his dad respected Hoffa.

“My father said, ‘I want this man to go home to his family.

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