Air Quality Officials Investigating Widespread Sulfur Odor

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 Field inspectors with the South Coast Air Quality Management District are in the field today investigating possible causes of widespread sulfur odors.

 Since around midnight last night, AQMD has received more than 100 calls reporting a strong, foul rotten egg/sulfur odor. Residents have complained from a very wide area including the Inland Empire and much of theLos Angeles Basin.

 Fish kills, algae blooms and other biologic conditions in lakes can cause strong odors.  Industrial facilities such as wastewater plants also can cause sulfur odors. At this time AQMD hasn’t confirmed any source as the cause of the widespread odor.

 AQMD will issue updated information later in the day if more information is available.

 AQMD is the air pollution control agency for Orange County and major portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

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1 Response for “Air Quality Officials Investigating Widespread Sulfur Odor”

  1. Walter says:

    I will bet my bottom dollar that the smell is coming from the Salton Sea. The Coachella Valley has been experiencing it for the past week and just the other night they had a huge wind storm that was blowing west and more than likely carried the smell into the LA Basin.

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