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Jacksonville, Fla., Fines Its Own Sewer Plant for Odor Violations

October 20, 1989

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) _ The city is fining itself $2,100 for violating its own odor pollution rules.

The enforcement is an outgrowth of Mayor Tommy Hazouri’s anti-odor campaign to rid the city of its smelly reputation, and several private companies have been charged with violations.

As part of a settlement announced Wednesday, the city Wastewater Division has agreed to a plan in which numerous measures will be taken to reduce odor, said Jerry Woosley, an associate engineer with the city’s Bio-Environmental Services Division.

The $2,100 fine is to be paid to that division.

The Buckman Street sewage treatment plant was cited for odor pollution in May after the pollution division validated six complaints.

As part of the compliance plan, the sewage plant will be granted a one-year exemption from the city’s odor pollution law while the improvements are being made.

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