The Los Angeles Times is reporting that after numerous complaints and public nuisance violations, Republic Services, which owns and operates the Sunshine Canyon Landfill, has employed an "odor patrol team" to walk around the neighborhood sniffing the air. The team tries to detect odors before the residents to, and also act to improve community relations and comply with regulations.

The residents, however, are not convinced. Wayde Hunter, president of North Valley Coalitions of Concerned Citizens, Inc. has stated that neighbors believe the "odor patrol" is a sham. He and his organization have been fighting against the odors for two decades. Resident Ralph Kroy lives across from Van Gogh Elementary has lodged dozens of odor complaints through the years, and also believes the "odor patrol" is not helping the situation. We previously blogged that the number of odor complaints had increased significantly through the years.

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