On Tuesday there was an article in the Imperial Valley Press about all the wonderful things that the Brawley Beef plant owners are doing to stop the horrible odors that the plant is producing.
Let me tell you my reality. Every day I wake up asking myself if I will be able to go to work without feeling nauseated. Will I be able to work in my garden after work or will I be confined inside my home because of the nauseating odor? I love the outdoors and I am now forced to stay inside, feeling like a prisoner in my own home. I love to open the windows in my home; now they are always closed. The air quality inside my home is not good because we do not have the option of fresh air from the outdoors.
My daughters have asthma and they are sick more often now than they were before the odors from the plant permeated our air. They used to go outside and play with the neighborhood children, now they stay inside all the time, hoping to avoid more breathing problems.