Posted: Apr 3, 2013 3:11 PM by AP/PHOTO COURTESY OF MGN ONLINE
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality say they're investigating widespread reports of a variety of stinks in the New Orleans area.
Spokesmen for both agencies and the Bucket Brigade environmental group tell The Times-Picayune that reported smells include burning rubber, natural gas, and a petrochemical smell.
DEQ spokesman Tim Beckstrom says the agency is working to pinpoint the source.
Coast Guard Petty Officer Second Class Bil Colclough (KOHL-klohk) says a gas smell was reported near Terrytown.
Bucket Brigade program manager Anna Hyrbyk (HER-bik) says they've had calls from Harahan to Metairie about a burnt tire smell.