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RI landfill addressing odors

November 25, 2011
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JOHNSON, R.I.—Rhode Island environmental officials say efforts are under way to address unpleasant odors coming from the state's main landfill.

The agency in charge of the landfill has installed new vents to trap gasses coming from the landfill that cause the rotten-egg smell.

Residents have complained for weeks about the smells coming from the Johnston landfill. Officials overseeing the landfill say heavy rains are to blame.

Terry Gray of the state's Department of Environmental Management says the state is now conducting twice-weekly inspections to measure gas concentrations. It could still be a few weeks before the odors dissipate.

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