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Blog Posts in February, 2016

  • Unbearable odor causing residents to leave their homes in Pearland, Texas

    The Chron reports the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has received more than 450 odor complaints from residents over the last six months. Officials are investigating the source of the odors, which could be nearby landfills or the chemical plant Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry. While I do not currently represent anyone involved with this site, I have represented more than 2,000 ...
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  • Officials attempt to fix odor problem in Orange County, Florida

    We previously blogged residents in Orange County, Fla., have been complaining about foul odors on their properties since March, 2005. Fox 35 now reports the managers recently met with about 50 residents to update them on their efforts to control the odors. Unfortunately they also stated they can’t guarantee their efforts will control the odors. While I currently do not represent anyone at this ...
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  • City of Le Seuer, Minnesota hires firm to conduct odor monitoring

    We previously blogged about the city of Le Sueur looking into ways to monitor noxious odors as a result if increased complaints from residents. The Le Sueur News-Herald now reports the Le Seuer City Council is contacting an engineering firm in the Twin Cities to test and monitor the town’s odors – along with determining the source of the odors. While I do not currently represent anyone involved ...
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  • Whitewater, Colorado residents concerned about current and future pond odors

    The Daily Sentinel reports Whitewater, Colo., residents are calling for an end to foul odors from two evaporation ponds at the Deer Creek wastewater treatment facility. Resident Rhea Garvey said the odors can be detected outside the Deer Creek property lines, in violation of the company’s conditional-use permit. Whitewater residents also dispute the odors are coming from other nearby sources, such ...
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  • Residents feel complaints about odors from the Clark Floyd County Landfill in Indiana fall on deaf ears

    We recently blogged neighbors near a landfill in Borden, Ind., started complaining the landfill odors on their properties are distressing enough to cause burning eyes, noses and throats. They believe the odors started after a 2012 vertical expansion of the site. WDRB.com now reports the Indiana DEM, along with county officials and the landfill are tracking complaints and looking for the cause of ...
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  • Solid waste authority reviews efforts to reduce odor in Campbell County, Virginia

    The News Advance reports despite increased spending to control odors from the Livestock Road Regional Landfill, the odor problem remains. The article discusses a report from SCS Engineering which states the level of hydrogen sulfide in the air is “a third of Environmental Protection Agency limits.” What the article does not say is rotten egg odors from hydrogen sulfide have a low odor threshold. ...
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  • Complaints pouring in from Shawnee, Kansas residents concerning Deffenbaugh Landfill odors

    Citycode Financial reports from October-December of 2015, the city of Shawnee, Kan., received 138 complaints about the Deffenbaugh Landfill. The city received at least one complaint per day in the month of December, raising concerns about the residents’ quality of life. We previously blogged in May 2014, that Deffenbaugh Industries, Inc. hired a consulting firm to do testing to determine the ...
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  • Gloucester County, New Jersey residents overwhelmed by nauseating landfill odors

    The Daily Press reports residents of Gloucester County, New Jersey have been complaining constantly of the odors from the Middle Peninsula Landfill and Recycling Center. The nauseating odors have been lingering for months, allegedly caused by recent waste containing a higher level of sulfate. The complaints of a “rotten egg” smell has prompted the Board of Supervisors to request a plan of action ...
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