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Apr 3, 2013 4:11 PM by AP/PHOTO COURTESY OF MGN ONLINE

Variety of stinks reported across NO area

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.

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