Stinky Locations - Project Discussion

 

I got a really funny file that came through yesterday and I sat there staring at it for a few minutes trying to decide what to do with it. Jon and I talked about it and he suggested that we make a special file that the location could fit into.

So if you have ever driven around with your window open and have had to quickly close them so that the smell coming from the outside didn't melt your nose then we have a solution for you.

tomb993 submitted a location for stinky cows at Harris Ranch on 1-5 in central California. I would like to make a file for stinky locations, these can be from cows, to factories, to water features. Whatever causes you to frantically roll up that window. I hope that someone will post the location for what I have called Tacoma Aroma in the Tacoma Washington area.

I am going to publicly beg rhythmtip to make a sound file to go with this that sais "quick roll up your window, approaching stinky air zone" Please, Please, Please.

someone may actually be able to find an icon that would go well also, maybe someone holding their nose;) Bobkz can I count on you to find that one?

Let's see how big we can make this file.
Go ahead and post locations in this thread.

Miss Poi

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Bush Brothers Bean Factory

-83.340931,35.929922,"Bush's Bean Factory","3304 Chestnut Hill Rd, Dandridge TN 37725"

Couldn't tell if it was the beans, or Duke.

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Better copy right your idea

Better copy right your idea before other POI sites steals it.

livnaway....I need more info!

livnaway wrote:

405 at Euclid Exit., Fountain Valley, ca
Its where the sewage treatment plant is and it smells like poo!

Please get the coordinates for this location.

You can go to the location and on your GPSr, hit "MY CURRENT LOCATION" and it will tell you (in degrees), the exact coordinates....write that information down and post it to this thread. Then I can add it to the "Stink Alert" POI.

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Kaiserb.....more info needed!

kaiserb wrote:

I know of 2 stinky places in the metroplex. One is at Green Oaks Blvd N and 157. (General vacinity of the Arlington dump, mostly food waste / bio processing)

East of Loop 12 on I 30 in Dallas, there is a water treatment plant that stinks up the I30 corridor.

Please get the coordinates for these locations or the address including state and zip code.

You can go to the location and on your GPSr, hit "MY CURRENT LOCATION" and it will tell you (in degrees), the exact coordinates....write that information down and post it to this thread. Then I can add it to the "Stink Alert" POI.
Please do this for each location you want listed.
Thank you

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paper mill in Spring Grove,

paper mill in Spring Grove, PA.

Love Canal

Of all the stinky places in the US (besides Washington, DC, which has already been noted), I'm surprised Love Canal hasn't yet been mentioned

43º04'47.00"N 78º56'58.00"W

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Sewarge Plant

In Greenville, SC, off of Mauldin Rd. When the wind is kickin' so is the smell. Funniest thing is there is a prett nice nieghborhood close by with million plus homes...that'll ruin a tea party!

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That sounds like Richmond,

That sounds like Richmond, VA. One side of Broad St is total ghetto, while the other side has million dollar homes (and alarms)

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Bummer

crupp wrote:

In Greenville, SC, off of Mauldin Rd. When the wind is kickin' so is the smell. Funniest thing is there is a prett nice nieghborhood close by with million plus homes...that'll ruin a tea party!

We went through there not too long ago and the new downtown is nicer than Paris (fewer dogs) and the park behind the Governor's School is spectacular. Maybe they're pumping the smell just to keep people from moving in and ruining the place:)

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Real Men of Genius

Budbtl wrote:

Suggest that you add a section to the file for the wonderful aromas of life. My particular favorite is the Anheuser-Busch brewery in St. Louis adjacent to I-55 south of downtown.

the mp3 for that would say "Real Men of Genius."

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stink

i ran across this file while browsing what a hoot. growing up in the mountains of nc we had pig farms in evert other little town and dairy farms are the worst. paper mills all around.dont know if it is still in business
lat= 35.25822 lon= -82.70364 name Ecosta Rd Paper Plant Poss Stink Alert

The Aroma of Tacoma

miss poi wrote:

I hope that someone will post the location for what I have called Tacoma Aroma in the Tacoma Washington area.

Ask and POI Factory shall receive smile

The "Aroma of Tacoma" CSV text is below. This odor emanates from the Kraft Paper Mill in Tacoma Washington - about 30 miles south of Seattle. Although the odor level has decreased quite a bit - the odor is still there on some days. The odor hits you on southbound I-5 right around the Puyallup River Bridge; an excellent corridor for the thermal winds to flow south from the mill to the freeway. It's a full out assault on the nostrils sometimes! Thankfully I only have to endure it when visiting my dad - and only when the conditions were right.

Coordinates below:

-122.425638,47.259596,The source of the aroma
-122.401514,47.240492,The aroma hits you in the nose on I-5 right here

Phoenix, AZ

The northeast corner of 99th Ave and McDowell Rd (just behind the car wash) processes some kind of bio waste (I suspect rent-a-potty sludge) that frequently smells like chemicals and... crap. Specially at night. o-O

Tukwila, WA

There's a sewage treatment plant at the base of I-405 near Tukwila. On summer days the heat, plus the south wind - yeeeeow!! Roll up the windows, put the AC on recirculate

-122.236719, 47.466571

My Smelly Places To List

Here are some smelly places around the Eau Claire Wisconsin area:

Eau Claire, WI
44.78585, -91.53748
(Eau Claire Waste Treatment Plant)

44.83049, -91.50851
(The Paper Mill, now Cascades Tissue Group www.cascades.com, used to be Pope and Tallbot)

Chippewa Falls, WI
44.93171, -91.40452
(Chippewa Falls Waste Treatment Plant)

Fall Creek, WI
44.76778, -91.27509
(Fall Creek Waste Treatment Plant)

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Loveland, CO

We don't mind the livestock smells in this part of Colorado, but the wastewater plant is another story!

40.38549
-105.05429

Just wondering... any volunteers to verify all of these locations? I thought not!

Paul

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Cute idea. I'll have to

Cute idea. I'll have to check if the Staten Island (NY) garbage dump is included. If not I'll add it in. It stinks for miles around there.

Vegas pig farm

RC Farm
555 E El Campo Grande Ave
North Las Vegas, NV 89031

If you've ever seen the episode of Dirtiest Jobs at the pig farm here in Vegas, this is it. It is one of the worst smelling places I have ever been past, and I grew up in rural Ohio with pig farms all over. They never bother me, except for this one. It's down right awful.

Brunswick

Yeah - I *live* about 5 miles from the paper mill that causes the stench. BLECCH!

Another 1 for you Hillside,

Another 1 for you

Hillside, Il - 290 at the wolf rd exit.
1 mile radius at least!
They closed the dump b/c smell was so bad, that and methane levels are off the chart!!

How did I miss this

How did I miss this file! I know every stinky spot between Cape Canaveral and Dolphin Stadium. I will add them after Shuttle launch and vacation (if they aren't posted already).

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Stinky Places

joemac wrote:

Stinky Place is on the westside of El Segundo, CA.
El Segundo is also known as El Stinko.
When the Los Angeles Hyperion burns off some gases roll up your car windows and close the house windows.
Stinky Place number one.
33 55' 33.24"N
118 25' 37.89"W

joemac

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Here are the odors

sewisdom wrote:

How did I miss this file! I know every stinky spot between Cape Canaveral and Dolphin Stadium. I will add them after Shuttle launch and vacation (if they aren't posted already).

Here are the foul odors I promised. Enjoy! twisted

Lon , Lat:
-80.4946, 27.5775, I-95 @ Indian River Landfill
-80.4066, 27.381 , I-95 @ St Lucie Landfill
-80.1337, 26.7636, Fla's TPK @ Palm Bch Landfill
-80.169, 26.2815, Fla's TPK @ Broward Landfill
(corrected)

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the file has been updated!

the file has been updated!

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Couple of stinky places in Central Texas

Luling Texas oil fields: 294233N 0974400W
The other is the Travis County Landfill on Highway 290E and Harris Branch in Austin, TX. Couldn't find coordinates for this one.

no offense to yall, but im

no offense to yall, but im from the country, and i go to school in the city. I kinda miss the smell of cow poop when im at school.

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We's got us a volunteer?

ochsfisher wrote:

no offense to yall, but im from the country, and i go to school in the city. I kinda miss the smell of cow poop when im at school.

Sounds like we's got us a volunteer to jump in the old pick'em up and see if'n these here coordinates is cyphered correctly. laugh out loud

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Landfill Pass

On this part of I-285 southeast of Atlanta, you pass right between two big ol' stinky landfills (Live Oak and Hickory Ridge) Roll up those windows!

Latitude: 33.6665
Longitude: -84.3437

P.S. Live Oak (north of 285) also has a large methane flame that burns right within sight of the highway.

I aint no volunteerin' for

I aint no volunteerin' for nottin'

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BTST :)

stevek8n9 wrote:

At mile marker #1 on Route 129 in Trenton there are back to back sewer plants. This is at the termination of Route 129 and the beginning of Route 195. I will try and get the exact coordinates.

Seems we are from the same area wink

Regards, Ted

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Again, BTST>>>

stevek8n9 wrote:

Here's a great one of a stinky water area South of Brunswick, Georgia as you are travelling on I-95.
Lat. 31.15479 Long. -81.56271

And here I thought I was the only one (well the wife too) who thought that part of Joja always smelled like swamp gas smile

Regards, Ted

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I hear you brother

ochsfisher wrote:

I aint no volunteerin' for nottin'

I hear you brother. I wouldn't volunteer for that job even if I was wearing HAZMAT gear! smile

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So there's a difference between...

ochsfisher wrote:

no offense to yall, but im from the country, and i go to school in the city. I kinda miss the smell of cow poop when im at school.

So there's a difference between cow poop and bull $#!t? I seem to remember encountering a lot of the latter in many of my classes. smile

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Well i guess its a matter of

Well i guess its a matter of opinion sir.

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Stinky Locations

There is really bad stretch of I-95 In Georgia, It's called the king swamp. It goes for about 6 miles of intestate and smells like a bad diaper. I will pin point it for ya'll

Bob

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Peat Bog

That would probably be a peat bog fire...there have been several in Georgia - I went by one once in S. Ga. on I-75...smoke was like a thick fog, and it smelled like burning hair inside an old sweat-sock. Worst odor I've ever experienced in my life.

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the great dismal swamp in

the great dismal swamp in south eastern virginia really stinks to go through. I dont know the gps coordinates for it, bc its been a while since the last time i went through there.

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King Swamp

Ok folks don't bother rolling up your windows or turning off the AC, This stench will penetrate the glass. The worst smell in the world is a swamp, Very close to rotting meat.

King Swamp
McIntosh County, Georgia I-95
Latitude: 31.47611
Longitude: -81.43639
Runs about 6 miles

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King George Landfill

This landfill is a bioreactor type that intentionally releases a lot of gases to speed up the breakdown of the waste. You can tell from the smell that it must be working.

The smell is worst in the summer, so the new housing developments nearby are working hard to fill the homes before the end of the winter. Isn't capitalism grand?

-77.3065,38.2697
King George Landfill
10376 Bullock Dr
King George, VA 22485

stinky town

not sure of any coordinates,but a town called covington in virginia has a pretty rank odor,when traveling through there ,the kids call it stinky town

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i will agree king george has

i will agree king george has a nasty landfill i have been through there, and so does covington, very fowl odor.

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You can still find lat,lon anytime

ochsfisher wrote:

the great dismal swamp in south eastern virginia really stinks to go through. I dont know the gps coordinates for it, bc its been a while since the last time i went through there.

You can still find lat,lon anytime by using Google Earth. Download free at... http://earth.google.com/

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Here's another...

Here's another wonderful aroma:

-80.1539,26.771
S.E. Dixie Hwy
Water Treatment Plant
Hobe Sound, FL

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Oops.. almost forgot this one

Oops.. almost forgot this one. Last one before Cape Canaveral.

-80.8183, 28.4006
Interstate 95
Brevard County Landfill
Cocao, FL

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Feedlot

Here is a feedlot location that stinks bad depending on the wind.
39.136469, -100.792034 There are lots more I know of that I'll try to get.

3 more

-47°55'59.12"N, 97° 4'54.99"W - Simplot potato processing plant

-47°55'59.00"N, 97° 8'4.27"W - Garbage Dump

-47°56'58.46"N, 97°43'51.35"W - Pig farm

Here's a few REALLY SMELLY

Here's a few REALLY SMELLY places in my area!!

Marin Resource Recovery Center (MRRC)
565 Jacoby Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-485-5647

Redwood Sanitary Landfill
4 Mi Ne Novato Btwn Santonio & Rr Novato, CA 94945

Central Marin Sanitation Agency
1301 Andersen Drive
San Rafael, CA 94901

Sausalito-Marin City
Sanitary District
#1 Fort Baker Rd
Sausalito, CA 94966

Petaluma Livestock Auction Yrd
84 Corona Rd,
Petaluma, CA 94952

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Stinky Locations - Project Discussion

If this project is still on-going, I can certainly satisfy the "need" for the Tacoma Aroma location.

miss poi wrote:

I got a really funny file that came through yesterday and I sat there staring at it for a few minutes trying to decide what to do with it. Jon and I talked about it and he suggested that we make a special file that the location could fit into.

So if you have ever driven around with your window open and have had to quickly close them so that the smell coming from the outside didn't melt your nose then we have a solution for you.

tomb993 submitted a location for stinky cows at Harris Ranch on 1-5 in central California. I would like to make a file for stinky locations, these can be from cows, to factories, to water features. Whatever causes you to frantically roll up that window. I hope that someone will post the location for what I have called Tacoma Aroma in the Tacoma Washington area.

I am going to publicly beg rhythmtip to make a sound file to go with this that sais "quick roll up your window, approaching stinky air zone" Please, Please, Please.

someone may actually be able to find an icon that would go well also, maybe someone holding their nose;) Bobkz can I count on you to find that one?

Let's see how big we can make this file.
Go ahead and post locations in this thread.

Miss Poi

Aroma Files

Hmm, I may have to do with this one what I did with the ham repeaters. With the repeaters, I broke the files into different bands. For the stinky sites, I could break them into different aromas, so people could download only the aromas which are most offensive to them, thus saving space for those of us with limited memory space. Just kidding. wink

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Yes, please contribute

[quote=kellym8]If this project is still on-going, I can certainly satisfy the "need" for the Tacoma Aroma location.

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Yes, This is an ongoing active file. If you would like to contribute any stinky locations (that are not previously listed), please feel free to do so.

I ask that in your entry please include:

  • state,
  • city,
  • smell description (pig farm, sewer plant, etc)description
  • coordinates
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