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AQMD Issues Advisory On Stinky Smell

"Since around midnight last night, AQMD has received more than 100 calls reporting a strong, foul rotten egg/sulfur odor," the agency stated today.

UPDATE: THE AQMD ISSUED A SECOND ADVISORY SHORTLY AFTER 6:30 P.M. MONDAY. CLICK HERE TO READ.

The advisory below from the South Coast Air Quality Management District was issued shortly after noon Monday regarding the for more on this developing story.

"Field inspectors with the South Coast Air Quality Management District are in the field today investigating possible causes of widespread sulfur odors.  

"Since around midnight last night, AQMD has received more than 100 calls reporting a strong, foul rotten egg/sulfur odor. Residents have complained from a very wide area including the Inland Empire and much of the Los Angeles Basin.  

"Fish kills, algae blooms and other biologic conditions in lakes can cause strong odors. Industrial facilities such as wastewater plants also can cause sulfur odors.

"At this time AQMD hasn’t confirmed any source as the cause of the widespread odor.  

"AQMD will issue updated information later in the day if more information is available.  

"AQMD is the air pollution control agency for Orange County and major portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties."

Constant Comment September 11, 2012 at 06:44 PM
Brenda, don't forget about the Yangtze River mysteriously turning red......}~0
Brenda September 11, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Yeah yeah yeah yeah, LOL. ***blush*** smartypants!
Brenda September 11, 2012 at 09:24 PM
I think its something in the rain, which is leaving mud on the cars, well its dried mud now, and mud, dried on our patios, thick layers of dust. It started at the same time as the rain or there abouts right? But what in the heck is making rain muddy is what I don't get. Hmm dirty air??????? OR should I say is it THAT dirty? Hell we usually have blue skies(humming song) in Temecula.
Dianne September 13, 2012 at 04:29 AM
Dirty rain is right! Very smelly morning. Didn't know where it was coming from. I washed two vehicles that morning. Tried them nice and clean. Then the rain came, leaving a dirty mess on freshly washed cars....strange
Brenda September 13, 2012 at 04:36 AM
Exactly what we did, however the two kids thought they would spend money instead of energy and went to the car wash, and I looked at them and they were immaculate, then the rain came with the dirt and mud. So there was no question of dirty rain. But that just bothers me more if that is our air and we are breathing it? ewww

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