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Something smells in Dublin but stems from the town of Pulaski

November 18, 2010|Holly Pietrzak | New River Valley Newsroom Chief

DUBLIN, Va. — There's an unpleasant odor lingering around sections of Dublin, but it's apparently coming from the town of Pulaski.
    Gary McCoy said the odor can be thick outside his antique and collectibles shop in Dublin..
    He's tracked the smell to the sewer line that runs parallel to the train track from Pulaski through Dublin to the county treatment plant.
"It's just a hideous, foul smell that comes out every now and then.  There's no rhyme or reason to when," said McCoy.
    Pulaski Town manager John Hawley said the town has received some complaints for the past 18 months.

    He said sulfates are to blame.

Those are what's in the sewage that causes the smell.
    The sewage is treated with a chemical called bioxide, to neutralize the offensive smell.
    Hawley said they'll continue to monitor the situation.

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