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The upcoming $84 million clean up of Echo Park Lake raises all kinds of issues and challenges, from changing the park’s historic landscape to protecting birds and even building an underwater dam. But one issue in particular may leave many Echo Park residents holding their noses: rotten egg smell. Apparently there will be a fairly noticeable aroma of hydrogen sulfide once tons of dirt and muck are excavated from the lake bottom. That smelly dirt will then sit for a while in the park to dry before being trucked out (which is another big issue). What can be done to deal with the foul smell? An environmental review of the project – which will be the focus of a public hearing tonight – recommends the creation of an Odor Control Management Plan to deal with the stink. The report also recommends setting aside $50,000 to pay for additional measures to in response to “complaints or olfactometer readings” and to create a “neighborhood odor monitoring group.” Any volunteers?
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