Oregon city clashes with company over 'dead flesh' smell
Jul. 20, 2017
STANFIELD, Ore. (AP) — Residents in a small Oregon city say the fumes coming from a nearby potato dehydration plant smell like "dead flesh," have sent one person into an asthma attack and made another vomit.
The frustrated residents reached a boiling point on Tuesday at the Stanfield City Council meeting, where they hammered their leaders for not taking care of the problem — and those leaders listened.
The East Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/2uMrJvQ ) the City Council unanimously approved a motion at the meeting directing city staff to fine 3D Idapro Solutions and seek a court order to shut down the company's plant.
The state Department of Environmental Quality contacted the company last week about the smell. State officials said the company immediately responded, stating a mechanism that suppresses the smell was damaged in a winter fire.
Information from: East Oregonian, http://www.eastoregonian.com