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Blog Posts in December, 2015

  • Porter Ranch residents inundated with injected chemical odors

    We previously blogged about the gas leak near Porter Ranch, Calif. Now, the Los Angeles Times reports thousands of area residents have been displaced or are still suffering from headaches and nausea from the gas leak. The otherwise odorless methane gas is producing an overwhelming odor due to two foul-smelling chemicals injected into the gas. This injection generally acts as a safety precaution, ...
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  • Clark Floyd County Landfill neighbors complain of burning eyes, noses and throats

    As reported by WDRB.com , the Clark Floyd County Landfill (CFCL) is emitting strong atypical odors which are causing residents of Borden, Ind., to complain of burning eyes, noses and throats. Neighbors noticed a change in the landfill odor after a 2012 vertical expansion of the site. Borden resident Freeda Heatherly stated about 80 percent of the time she cannot tolerate being outside because of ...
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  • OEPA files lawsuit against the Lordstown Construction Recovery Landfill in Ohio

    Following months of complaints from 177 residents , the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) announced it has filed a lawsuit against the Lordstown Construction Recovery Landfill in Ohio according to WFMJ.com . Officials from the OEPA have stated the odor is a nuisance, and against EPA regulations. Residents say unless a settlement with the OEPA is set in stone, they are not convinced the ...
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  • Civil Rights lawsuit filed against the EPA for environmental racism

    According to the Atlanta Black Star , the environmental advocacy group Earthjustice filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), representing residents in predominately black neighborhoods in Flint, Mich., Pittsburgh, Calif., Beaumont, Texas, and Chaves County, New Mexico. The lawsuit claims that the residents' civil rights were violated when the EPA ignored complaints from ...
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  • Public meeting regarding odors from the Lordstown Construction Recovery Landfill in Ohio

    We recently blogged the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was investigating the rotten egg odors plaguing residents living near the Lordstown Construction Recovery Landfill in Ohio. Now, WFMJ.com reports the Ohio EPA and local regulators will hold a community meeting on December 9, 2015, to update residents on their efforts to eliminate the odors. According to the Ohio EPA, the landfill ...
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  • Le Sueur, Minnesota officials looking into ways to monitor odors

    In response to an increasing number of resident complaints, the city of Le Sueur is looking into ways to monitor noxious odors and determine where there is an odor nuisance, according to an article in the Le Sueur News-Herald . Suspected sources of the complaints include the city's wastewater treatment plant, Hometown Bio-Energy, Le Sueur, Inc. and Cambria. City officials have been speaking with ...
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