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Blog Posts in March, 2016

  • Odors affecting residents living near the Twin Chimneys Landfill in Greenville County, South Carolina

    Greenville Online reports Greenville County residents recently met with the county and state Department of Health and Environmental Control leaders to express their concerns about odors from the Twin Chimneys Landfill, odors which residents likened to vomit and rotten eggs. The county has since expanded its efforts to contain the odors, but there is no guarantee the smells will not continue to ...
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  • Action taken by Shawnee, Kansas officials and Johnson County Landfill

    We previously blogged about noxious odors from the Johnson County Landfill affecting Shawnee, Kansas residents. The Shawnee Dispatch now reports numerous changes have been implemented by city officials and the Johnson County Landfill to remedy the odors. Complaints had reached unprecedented numbers in the latter half of 2015. Since February, when the landfill’s owner Waste Management installed a ...
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  • Residents in the Pearland, Texas area still plagued by foul odors, while source remains unconfirmed

    We previously blogged about a mysterious odor plaguing residents in Pearland, Texas. The Houston Chronicle now reports the source is still unidentified despite numerous resident complaints and subsequent health effects felt by residents. Local resident, Nina Gutierrez-Garcia, said when the odors are particularly strong she is plagued by watery eyes and nausea. Since August 2015, the Texas ...
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  • Houston, Texas plant denying violations despite local residents' complaints and health inspector confirmation

    ABC 13 Eyewitness News reports Heritage Creek residents in northwest Houston, Texas have been complaining about an obnoxious odor emanating from the Goodman Manufacturing Plant over the last year onto their properties. Local resident Peter Cirrone stated when it gets smoky and odorous they have to put their shirts over their mouths and go inside their homes. Homeowner Heather Browne described the ...
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  • Michigan House bill would hike fines for odor violations

    WasteDIVE.com reports proposed Michigan House Bill 4783, will nearly double landfill operators’ fines for illegal odors, with first violations increasing to $20,000, and $40,000 for the second violation. State Representative Al Pscholka drafted the bill after seeing his constituents suffering for years from noxious odors coming from the Orchard Hill Landfill in Coloma, Mich. We previously blogged ...
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  • Despite assurances from local and federal government, Northville Township residents still concerned about landfill odors

    HometownLife.com reports officials in Michigan’s Northville Township invited representatives from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to explain the rampant odors emanating from the Arbor Hills landfill to affected residents. Residents have been voicing their concerns about health problems, both short-term and long-term. Some residents have complained of currently suffering from ...
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