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Odor in Butchertown addressed in public meeting

Wednesday, city officials met with neighbors and representatives from Swift Pork Company. (Source: WAVE 3 News) Wednesday, city officials met with neighbors and representatives from Swift Pork Company. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Thomas Nord (Source: WAVE 3 News) Thomas Nord (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The smell in Louisville’s Butchertown neighborhood is unmistakable and many people who live in the area say it is a public nuisance.

Wednesday, city officials met with neighbors and representatives from Swift Pork Company to discuss the odor coming from the Swift plant on Story Avenue.

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The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Board said the smell is a result of Swift violating a city regulation aimed at controlling it.

Air Pollution Control District spokesman Thomas Nord said, “What’s still outstanding is many other odor violations and actual complaints from the community about excessive odors from that facility.”

Swift has already paid more than $50,000 in fines related to odor control.

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