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California warehouse fire leached chemicals into a nearby channel, releasing a 'rotten egg' smell that some residents say is making them sick

Carson, California, smelled like rotten eggs for two months due to elevated hydrogen sulfide levels. The stench likely originated with a September fire that leached chemicals into a nearby waterway. Local residents attribute headaches, nausea, and trouble breathing to the noxious fumes. The putrid stench that wafted across Carson, California...
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California Warehouse Fire Led to ‘Rotten Egg’ Smell, Sick Residents

The putrid stench that wafted across Carson, California — just south of downtown Los Angeles — for nearly two months is no longer a mystery. A local air pollution agency recently traced the fumes to a September warehouse fire, which leached chemicals from wellness and beauty products into the Dominguez Channel, a 15.7-mile river that empties into the ocean at the Port of Los Angeles. Exposure to the chemicals prompted the channel’s vegetation and marine life to decay and release hydrogen sulfide, a colorless gas that smells like rotten eggs.
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Massive Warehouse Fire Likely Led To Foul Odor In Carson

CARSON (CBSLA) – Officials say a massive September fire at a warehouse which contained wellness and beauty products is likely to blame for the foul odor which has engulfed the city of Carson over the past few months. Following an investigation, the South Coast Air Quality Management District on Friday...
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No-Burn Order Extended Through Friday For Much Of Southland

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The South Coast Air Quality Management District extended a no-burn order for much of the Southland through Friday night due to a forecast of high air pollution in the area. The ban on indoor and outdoor wood burning was extended for a sixth consecutive day and...
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No-Burn Order Extended Through Wednesday For Much of Southland

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The South Coast Air Quality Management District extended a no-burn order for much of the Southland until Wednesday night due to a forecast of high air pollution in the area. The ban on indoor and outdoor wood burning now extends through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday for residents...
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Red Flag Warning Kicks Up Fire Danger And Dust In SoCal

LAist relies on your reader support, not paywalls. Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today. Much of Southern California is under a red flag warning today into Monday afternoon. That means that low humidity and high winds gusting in canyons and passes will create a heightened fire risk.
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