A bad odor has neighbors up in arm in the Town of Niagara.
“It smells like a damn bathroom that over flowed,” Lenee Sims said.
That odor is coming from the Allied Waste Services Landfill that boarders the Town of Niagara and City of Niagara Falls.
We are told the smell is gas coming from debris at the site.
In October the DEC fined Allied $75,000 for something relating to the odor. Neighbors are complaining about the smell is getting worse.
I’ve complained down at town board meetings but they just say it's nothing much they can do,” Bob Sims said. The Town of Niagara Supervisor even fears what impact this odor could have on shoppers at the nearby Fashion Outlet Mall. You know a lot of visitors come to the outlet and it's right over there in that general area more than anywhere else so it's it's a unpleasant situation that needs to get rectified,” Lee Wallace, Town of Niagara Supervisor said.
Wallace wants neighbors to know he’s working to get information from the DEC to see what can be done.
Niagara County Legislator, Jason Zona is even calling for a state and federal EPA Investigation. Republic Services the apparent company of Allied Waste Services released this statement to 7 Eyewitness News
“As a good neighbor, the Niagara Falls Landfill team takes any concern about site operations seriously. Over the past 18 months, we have been working with the New York Department of Environmental Conservation on various site enhancements that limit the potential for off-site odor. We want to thank the community for its patience and understanding as we make these site enhancements, and reassure our neighbors that we are deeply committed to responsible operations.”