The Everett – Marysville area has a complex olfactory landscape. Several industrial and municipal activities located nearby generate odors that could, in some operational and meteorological circumstances, be perceived by the surrounding communities. Amongst the sources of odor generation, there are a number of contributors including: a composting plant, top soil facility, a wood yard and chip processing, landfill and 3 WWTP.
Many of these odors have similar character. To better understand how the odors are being produced and the best ways to reduce them, the Local Air Agency started an odor monitoring project in the area.
Thierry Pagé1 and Raymond C. Porter2
2 Senior Air Quality Meteorologist and knowledge leader, Odotech, Reading, MA, 01867-1224 USA