Mystery of rotten and dead fish smell in North Salt Lake solved
NORTH SALT LAKE — The Davis County Health Department said it finally discovered what caused a “fishy” or “rotten” smell that permeated parts of North Salt Lake at the beginning of the month.
“It was like, really yucky,” Latai Kaufusi told KSL. “It kind of smelled like dead fish, just something really rotten.”
Kaufusi said other residents described the same awful odor on their Foxboro Neighborhood Facebook page.
Max March also got a good whiff as he let his dogs outside in the morning.
“I thought maybe something had died in my backyard,” he said. “I’ve smelled the Davis Sewer Plant before. This was not that,” he said.
Tuesday the Davis County Health Department said it finally discovered where the stink came from.
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“The source of the smell was found to be originating from an asphalt plant in North Salt Lake,” the department posted on Instagram.
The fumes were harmless the post added.
The investigation is complete and the county sent its findings on to the State Division of Air Quality.
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