It's possible the source of the intermittent odor is the city's Spring Branch wastewater treatment plant, which has been located north of Martin Road since the late 1950s, said Mark Huber, collection system manager for the City of Huntsville Water Pollution Control Department.Apr 2, 2012,
The smell is produced by the sodium hydroxide (as well as other chemicals) in the green and black liquors in the pulp bleaching process.
* Exposure to Methyl Mercaptan can cause headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, muscle weakness and loss of coordination. Higher levels can cause loss of consciousness and death. * Methyl Mercaptan may damage the liver and kidneys. * Repeated exposure may affect the blood cells causing anemia.
If your in the country part of it, it smells like pine and honeysuckles, and magnolias and fresh cut grass:) In between all that, the flowers and pine forests smell really good.
If you have, you may have experienced phantosmia – the medical name for a smell hallucination. Phantosmia odours are often foul; some people smell faeces or sewage, others describe smelling smoke or chemicals. These episodes can be sparked by a loud noise or change in the flow of air entering your nostrils.Oct 2, 2018
David Brasfield, a retired coalminer who has lived in West Jefferson for 45 years, thought at first the foul stench came from the carcass of a shot pig. ... The landfill, called Big Sky Environmental, sits on the fringes of West Jefferson and is permitted to accept waste from 48 US states.Apr 15, 2019
In 2008, a Mobile Gas facility in Eight Mile, Alabama, leaked mercaptan, a chemical used with methane to produce a sulfur-like smell to detect gas leaks. Mercaptan can cause central nervous system damage after long-term or high-dose exposure.Jun 5, 2019