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Is the smell spreading? South Meridian neighbors wake up to awful stench

That stench from Kuna is spreading. It’s now been reported in South Meridian neighborhoods. (CBS 2 Staff Photo)

Is the stench from Kuna spreading? People in south Meridian neighborhoods say it’s a possibility after waking up to a bad smell Tuesday morning.

Some tell us they wondered if there was something rotten in their home.

A few even called city hall to complain. Meridian city leaders say it’s out of their hands.

"It's more of like a rotten egg that's been sitting out for a while. Not the best smell," said Hannah Galway, a Meridian neighbor.

There is a possibility the smell is coming from a pond in Kuna. The Department of Environmental Quality has been working to minimize the smell using chlorine and scented deodorants. But, so far no luck.

The awful smell is coming from a pond at L & R Environmental in Kuna according to the City of Kuna. The Department of Environmental Quality has been working to minimize the smell using chlorine and scented deodorants. Shifting winds are pushing the smell over greater distances.

However, CBS 2 had a chance to talk to Kuna residents who travel to Meridian for work. They say the smell between the two cities are different, but distinct.

CBS 2 talked to Kuna residents who travel to meridian for work. They say the smell between the two cities are different, but distinct.

"I think it's more of a dairy smell, manure. It could be a mixture of waste water too," said Will Rice, a Kuna neighbor.

DEQ says the smell in Kuna is not hazardous. Unfortunately, they also say it may take a few weeks for it to go away.

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