BRAWLEY — With the new beef-processing plant here continuing to create a stench, steps are being taken today by plant officials in hopes of curbing the problem.
Tom DuBose, the city of Brawley's liaison to Brawley Beef LLC, said plant operators are installing devices today they think will eliminate the odor.
Those devices are meant to address the smell on an interim basis as the beef plant's three waste ponds fully "mature." It is thought once the pond systems are fully mature, the stench will cease to be an issue. However, that could take 60 to 90 days.
DuBose said beef plant and city officials are determined to deal with the issue immediately.
As the ponds continue to mature — which means the bio-stimulant processes that break down waste are fully operating — devices installed today should provide relief, DuBose said.