February 14, 2008

Strange Smell

Strange smell stinks up southern Indiana

That would be Kentucky.

1 comment:

Dan said...

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The cause of a rank, rotting-garbage-like odor that wafted across swaths of southern Indiana remains a mystery after investigations in several counties failed to determine the source.

"In our thorough investigation of factories and other industrial sites in the area, we were unable to turn up anything," Indiana Department of Environmental Management Barry Sneed said Friday.

He said the smell dissipated in Orange County by about 12:30 p.m. Thursday and began subsiding in Orange, Lawrence, Monroe and Morgan counties by about 2:30 p.m.

He said the Environmental Protection Agency surmised the smell could have come from a traveling source like a truck or a train.

Monroe County Emergency Management Director John Hooker said investigators initially thought the smell came from a storage facility in Orange County, but when that was ruled out, they examined possible sites in Kentucky.