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New Measures to Eliminate Mecca Smell

Jaffa King

New Measures to Eliminate Mecca Smell

CREATED Aug. 10, 2011

MECCA -  Environmental regulators hope a new deal with a Mecca recycling plant will eliminate a foul odor that's been plaguing the community for months.

The plan aims to ensure the overwhelming gas-like odors that have sicken some Mecca residents don't return.

The Environmental Protection Agency is requiring Western Environmental and neighboring waste reduction technologies to reduce and treat contaminated soil piles, under the threat of fines.

Senator Barbara Boxer said Wednesday that she will be closely monitoring the clean up process to ensure that the problem is resolved.

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