- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

WAUKON, Iowa (AP) - Plant and city officials have been working a way to remove what some residents say is a gross smell permeating the air in the northeast Iowa community of Waukon (WAW’-kawn).

Cedar Rapids television station KCRG reports (https://bit.ly/1Gc5Vrq ) that the odor is coming from the Aveka Nutra Food Processing plant, which dries food-grade particles such as yeast at the plant.

Mayor Loren Beneke says the city’s received 44 complaints about the odor so far this month. He says that, “When you have a bad smell, we have some folks who say, ‘Well, that doesn’t bother me,’ and we have some people who say it’s terribly upsetting.”

Officials will re-evaluate the problem once the plant installs a large filtration system. That work is expected to be finished by July.

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Information from: KCRG-TV, https://www.kcrg.com


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