Odor at reycling plant on Cabazon Reservation stirs neighbors
Posted: Monday, March 28, 2011
A soil-recycling plant is not violating federal air quality laws but nearby residents say they are being sickened by the smell coming from the Cabazon Reservation
in southern California.
“You can't be outside for a half-hour, or an hour, because it smells really bad,” Jenny Carillo, who lives in Mecca, told The Palm Springs Desert Sun.
Western Environmental, Inc. operates the plant on the reservation. The company says it's trying to figure out the cause of the odor. “It's been perplexing for everyone
involved,” spokesperson Lydia Kremer told the paper.
The plant is located in Indian Country so it's out of state jurisdiction. The Environmental Protection Agency
say tests haven't shown anything dangerous or illegal in the air.
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(The Palm Springs Desert Sun 3/28)
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