CHICAGO (CBS) — People in or around southwest suburban Channahon might notice a whiff of some unpleasant odors in the air.
Channahon’s Odor Alert Network Coordinator Dan McDonald said, after a couple months with no odor complaint calls, he got two this week – one from neighboring Minooka, the other from Channahon. McDonald said he figures many other people smell those odors, as well, but don’t call.
“They claim that there was a odor in the air, much like rotten fish or rotten eggs”, he said.
McDonald said three plants in Channahon are causing the odors as they undergo some maintenance programs.
One of them, AkzoNobel Global, has been dredging waste treatment pits.
“They produce various cosmetic-type things, as well as other products, but I know they use a lot of animal by-products in their process, and that can stir up a little bit of a stink.”