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Thousands of Odor Complaints Lead to a Crackdown on L.A.'s Sunshine Canyon Landfill

Thousands of Odor Complaints Lead to a Crackdown on L.A.'s Sunshine Canyon Landfill

Councilman Mitch Englander submitted a motion to follow Los Angeles County in calling for a public health investigation of the residents’ odor complaints.

After residents filed thousands of odor complaints against the City of Los Angeles’ Sunshine Canyon Landfill, Councilman Mitch Englander submitted a motion to follow Los Angeles County in calling for a public health investigation of the residents’ odor complaints.

Republic Services, the landfill’s operator, says the proposed regulations will do little to control the smell of the landfill and that most of the complaints submitted are from less than 20 residents.

Los Angeles Daily News has more details:

The city of Los Angeles may be the latest to call for a crackdown on Sunshine Canyon Landfill after thousands of odor complaints from residents.

Councilman Mitch Englander submitted a motion Tuesday to follow Los Angeles County in calling for a public health investigation of odor complaints. It also follows a petition by regional air regulators to limit the hours and amount of trash allowed at the county’s largest landfill.

“There is absolutely no reason people should be forced to live and go to school in these conditions,” said Englander, who lives in Granada Hills, the source of most landfill complaints. “This community has suffered enough, Republic needs to immediately implement the necessary changes to stop the odors.”

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