Problems from an odor at the Brawley Beef plant seeped into the county Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday.
The smell coming from the Brawley Beef plant is unhealthy and causes headaches, nausea and vomiting, Brawley resident Hugo Dominguez said.
Dominguez is a spokesman for the Clean Air Committee, a group of residents who have complaints about the odor coming from the plant, which opened in January.
The odor is so bad many residents are forced to stay indoors, he said.
The smell apparently comes from biological waste ponds and the plant itself. The ponds are supposed to be contained but the city of Brawley said the containers are on back order, Dominguez said.