The Trenton Patch asked residents to call in to report whether they smell odors from the Riverview Land Preserve landfill and where they live. They compiled a map showing where the odors are coming from. In a previous article, residents have complained to the Mayor of Trenton. The article cites methane as the cause of the stench, and goes on to say that landfill employees are drilling new extraction wells to collect the gas. Typically methane is odorless, and if you do smell it in extreme high quantities, the odor will be sweet. The likely culprit for the odors is hydrogen sulfide, which smells like rotten eggs. In small amounts, it will cause sore throat, runny nose, headaches and nausea.
While I do not currently represent anyone at this site, I do represent hundreds of similarly situated people around the country, including the east coast, in various landfill and environmental litigation. To find out if The Simon Law Firm can help with a landfill or environmental lawsuit, contact Todd Hageman.