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Oregon city clashes with company over ‘dead flesh’ smell

Associated Press

STANFIELD, Ore. – 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 reported 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.

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