Foul Odor Causes a Stink in Hurst

Smell emanating from sludge legally dumped in Fort Worth field

Monday, Feb 6, 2012  |  Updated 6:10 PM CDT
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Residents in Hurst are raising a stink about a foul odor around Highway 10 near Northeast Mall, the smell has been traced by the City of Fort Worth to one of its bio solids dumping sites.

Andrew Tanielian, Fort Worth Reporter

Residents in Hurst are raising a stink about a foul odor around Highway 10 near Northeast Mall, the smell has been traced by the City of Fort Worth to one of its bio solids dumping sites.

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A foul smell from land owned by the city of Fort Worth is wafting into Hurst.

Hurst, which sent an environmental team to investigate the putrid smell, said the stench is coming from a process that occurs in the final stages of water treatment.

A Fort Worth city contractor spread "bio solids" on land Fort Worth owns, Hurst said. Renda Environmental, a contractor that works with Fort Worth's waste water treatment plant, legally dumped sludge in a vacant field earlier this week.

A Fort Worth city spokesman said the field is approved for that use.

The contractor normally takes the bio solids to Justin.

The city of Fort Worth said it is working to fix the issue.

NBC 5's Andrew Tanielian contributed to this report.

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