Wednesday, July 15, 2009

What's that smell?

Ugh, I reported here, yesterday, that I smelled landfill stench all the way down to the traffic circle.

Now Ed Cameron, Ward 4 city councillor, is reporting his own personal experience and that he is receiving complaints.

Well, as much as I hate to go with anecdotal reports rather than facts, the email chain of landfill neighbors is reporting that maybe New Ventures, the landfill owner, is dumping burned construction debris there.

From a resident on Low St., at 10:04 p.m.:

We couldn't take the smoky burnt smell anymore here at xxx Low Street and our smoke detectors are going off. We called the Fire Department and they said "it is the landfill and they have gotten numerous complaints already".. That was the reply, are they doing anything, don't know?? Going to bed will all windows closed..

Yes, that's what got me coughing Tuesday night, as I returned from Amesbury.

Of course, this wealth of information came in AFTER I had filed my landfill story for this week.

I left a message for the mayor, but made another mistake by saying I wanted to talk about the landfill. Funny thing is, that was before I knew about the breakout of hydrogen sulfide that happened this morning when NV was digging the new access road.


Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry and it's unfortuante that I knew this would happen and it was too good to be true.

It certainly does appear that a lot has been going on with the landfill lately and it also appears, Mr. Thibeault is not in compliance.

Where is the DEP? Where is the Attorney Generals Office? Better yet, where is the Governor that PROMISED more help with this situation?

HOW ON EARTH can you have people that own their home and pay taxes and cant sit in their yard without WAVES of this unhealthy chemicals flowing through.

People are going to have to plant themselves IN NUMBERS to the Governors office and NOT leave until you get an answer as what HE'S going to do about it. NV is not in compliance. CLOSE HIM DOWN.