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NEWS: Gas like smell in NewYork?

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posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 09:48 AM
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This is alarming...

BBC news reports

New York probes 'gas-like odour'


"We are getting several calls of a foul odour. Our units are responding. It's in various parts of the city," a police spokesman said.

Gas supplier Consolidated Edison, which pipes gas into much of New York City, made no immediate comment but said it was investigating the reports.

There was a previous report of a gas-like smell in August last year in parts of Queens and Staten Island, the Associated Press said.


I now have one eye fully watching my news ticker...

All the best,

NeoN HaZe.




posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 09:48 AM
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Bloomberg: "The city's air censors are not indicating elevated levels of natural gas."

Bloomberg: "ConEd confirms there has been no drop in system pressure."

Bloomberg: "We still don't know what it is."



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 09:49 AM
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Mike Bloomberg says:

Small gas leak in NYC but this does not account for foul smell,

Air censors show no unusual levels,

No injuries have been reported,

says he is confident that it is not dangerous,

Mobile labs are out testing,



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 09:52 AM
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Odd press conference.

We don't know what it is, but its not gas and it's not dangerous?

hmm.



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 09:52 AM
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The odor is identified as methyl mercaptan which is added to normally odorless natural gas to help people identify gas leaks.

There are several sources that manufacture mercaptan gas in NE New Jersey.

However, mercaptan does not typically cause the sickness feelings that people are getting.



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 09:54 AM
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What worries me is, are the air censors pick up nothing because they only sence what they are made to sence? With everything else passing by them, without even a whimper of an alarm??

Fingers crossed and I’m sure it's nothing too terrible... Though economic harm already taking effect non-the-less...

NeoN HaZe.


[edit on 8-1-2007 by Neon Haze]



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 09:55 AM
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At least they are not reporting dead birds yet.




posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 09:58 AM
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Originally posted by SkepticOverlord

However, mercaptan does not typically cause the sickness feelings that people are getting.


placebo effect?



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 09:58 AM
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a detail to add IS

A north wind at 6 mph will be causing the smell to blow SOUTH

since a north wind means it is out of the north blowing toward the south

[edit on 8-1-2007 by cpdaman]



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 09:58 AM
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The mayor of New York is expected to make a statement on the situation.

The US Department of Homeland Security said there was no suspicion of any link to terrorism.

Across the Hudson River in New Jersey, officials said the source of the smell was a gas leak originating in the Chelsea district of Manhattan, but that could not immediately be confirmed.

Gas supplier Consolidated Edison, which pipes gas into much of New York City, said it was investigating the reports, but told US TV network MSNBC that there was "no abnormal flow" of gas in Manhattan.

Source: BBC News



Well you don't need to inflict physical damage to cause economic damage...

What effects is this having on Wall Street??

NeoN HaZe.

[edit on 8-1-2007 by Neon Haze]



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 10:03 AM
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Federal officals : No sign of pipe line leaks as of yet,



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 10:07 AM
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It should be pointed out that some kind of "fals alarm" ocurred yesterday in Florida where three middle eastern men were detained when there was an issue of sorts with the papers and the cargo truck they were driving. While it was deemed a miscommunication and misunderstanding incident, NYC anti-terror forces went into high profile mode, making appearances at Herald Square and several other high profile areas (cruise ship ports I think).

This was yesterday.

Today we get an odd odor (odd for NYC I might add). Anti-terror forces are still on alert I guess.



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 10:08 AM
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They just shut off the air system at my work because the smell was coming in. I work in Mid town and the smell outside is nasty. Not sure how people are getting sick from it though. It really isn't that bad. People will try anything to get out of work on a rainy Monday.



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 10:10 AM
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FASCINATING - a strange smelling gas envelops one of the largest cities in the world, and no one knows what it is.

Sounds like the begining of a movie doesn't it?

I will definatley keep an eye on this one...



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 10:13 AM
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Wow deja vu.

Mysterious Smell in New York City

That was back in October of '05. Still unsolved too.



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 10:13 AM
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I didn't have beans for supper last night honest!!!!!


Hey where is that Leslie Powers lady when you need her?



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 10:16 AM
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Originally posted by Umbrax
Wow deja vu.

Mysterious Smell in New York City

That was back in October of '05. Still unsolved too.



I remember when this happened. That smell was actually very nice. Reminded me of breakfast. This smell is like Penn Stations rest rooms. Maybe its from all the chicken wings all us NY'ers ate from last nights Play offs.



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 10:17 AM
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Originally posted by ThePieMaN
I didn't have beans for supper last night honest!!!!!


Hey where is that Leslie Powers lady when you need her?



I always thought she was full of gas.

I'm kidding.

The smell this time is definitely not the same as the last smell incident. That one was more of a maple syrup kinda smell.

There was a smell problem a few months back in Queens and Brooklyn that resulted in a few people getting sick I think.



[edit on 8-1-2007 by Crakeur]



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 10:18 AM
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I live in Austin, Texas. Presently it is 10:15 am CST. What I can report right now is that approximately 10 blocks of the downtown business district have been closed by local authorities. Some of the larger buildings right off of the primary downtown north/south street (Congress Avenue) have been evacuated.

No sicknesses, etc. have been reported at this time.

(The above report was summarized from a local Austin TV website)

Apparently, dozens of dead birds were found overnight in the area around 6th through 8th street.

As I can get further information, I will update on this thread.



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 10:21 AM
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Could this be a conspiracy to petition the senate to increase the budget the EPA Gets??

Development of Emissions Budget

Interesting this paper, worth a read through and a keepsake for reference...

All the best,

NeoN HaZe.




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