A mysterious odor like natural gas has been plaguing parts of Delaware County for months and experts are hoping technology can find the source, reports Joe Holden for Philadelphia.cbslocal.com.
The odor comes at random all over the county. It is believed to originate down by the river in Chester, and only happens during weekdays.
Weather stations installed on top of two Chester schools will feed data to firefighters responding to odor calls.
The weather stations will give Chester firefighters wind direction information to help them track down the origin of the smell.
A DEP field officer has also been assigned to the case.
Patience is wearing thin. Reports of natural gas smells across the county have spiraled since June.
It’s getting into homes and some schools have been evacuated because of odor concerns, Chester Fire Commissioner William Rigby said.
Delaware County Director of Emergency Services Tim Boyce said a lot of people are working on the problem.
“DEP, EPA, the District Attorney’s Office — we are all engaged to find the source. I find it hard to believe whoever is releasing the product doesn’t know. That said, we do not have a suspect.”
Read more about this lingering Delco odor here.