Something Stinks In Virginia
City leaders scratching heads and covering noses over mystery smell
Updated at 9:15 AM EDT on Thursday, Feb 18, 2010
There’s a run on nose plugs in Suffolk, Va. Residents have been complaining about a mysterious odor for months. Now city leaders are trying to pick up the scent and figure out where it’s coming from.
The city is inviting the public to share thoughts Thursday in an effort to get to the bottom of the stinky mystery. City spokeswoman Debbie George
said representatives from various companies and facilities will be at the meeting.
The stench is in the area of U.S.
58 near the Suffolk city limits.
"There are combinations including swamp land. There are also large areas of deforested land that was cleared a few years ago. We have also had the fourth largest landfall on record. These could be adding to the problem," Nielsen said.
The station report that Suffolk is bringing in reinforcements. They are going to hire an environmental company that has “odor control” experience.
Published at 9:00 AM EDT on Feb 18, 2010
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