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Originally posted by Pegasus2000
reply to post by OldCurmudgeon
The Smell they are talking about doesn't sound like anhydrous ammonia, it sounds like that's what your refurring to. It seems to more of a sulphur smell, my guess would be ethyl mercaptan which itself is also heavier than air like propane. As far as any other fertilizer itself I don't know any that have the garlicky onion smell unless there is some sort of chemical reaction in the sewer system, which Is highly probable.
Originally posted by bellagirl
oh my god....i nearly started a thread a couple of days ago about this exact subject.
about 3 months ago i first smelt this strange smell. i was at work, walked outside and smelt something i had never smelt before....like a rotten, rotten egg gas smell.
Originally posted by 4KAAN
Anyone know what can cause this? Did mother earth rip a new one? Factory by product? Does anything like this happen before, say, an earthquake, perhaps?
News from The Arizona Republic
West Phoenix odor seems to have dissipated
by Jose Zavala, D.S. Woodfill and Bert Sass on Feb. 27, 2012, under Arizona Republic News
The foul odor that blanketed part of west Phoenix on Sunday night was found to be not hazardous and is believed to have left the area, Phoenix fire officials said.
The odor might have been caused by a local propane storage facility purging a line, Phoenix Fire Department spokesman Scott Walker said Monday.