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ST. LOUIS -- A foul odor that has been hanging around the greater St. Louis area since Sunday morning has not been found to be dangerous, authorities said this morning.
Officials say that worried residents from St. Louis city to as far south as Herculaneum and as far north as Alton have complained about the smell in the air, but safety checks show that it is not natural gas.
St. Louis Fire Department Capt. Robert Keuss responded to a reporter's question on whether residents had been calling about the stinky situation, saying, "Oh, gosh, yes. On Sunday, we responded to 20 calls all across the city and that was just from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m."
Laclede Gas and firefighters used instruments to check the air and found nothing dangerous in the air. The cause of the smell is still a mystery.
One thing they do know, it is not the usual suspect: The rotten egg odor put in natural gas so that humans can detect it.
"It doesn't have that natural gas smell to it," Keuss said. "The smell has hit a pretty widespread area, but no one has been able to determine it's origin."