Environmental Science/another strange odor!


yermom wrote at 2007-07-02 21:55:58
Apparently, according to law enforcement sites... Meth labs generally produce a strong ammonia or "cat urine" smell. Other signs to look for are waste in the form of possibly: batteries, propane tanks (esp. if the top of the tanks are tinged blue), light bulbs... Also check for extensive awake hours from neighbors in the vicinity...

joann wrote at 2013-06-12 02:55:58
I smell something strange , seems more so in the evenings. smells like a chemical?  I thought it was something burning, but iam on vacation, Ca. Fla. Costa Rica and its the same everywhere.Maybe its my stomach is changing and its digesting causing this?  any answer?

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David L. Russell, PE


I`m a Chemical,Civil and Environmental Engineer and have a number of projects in all phases of the environment. I have worked in the chemical industry and am active in professional societies, and am currently on an industrial wastes committee for the Water Environment Federation, and have taught courses in remediation in the US and abroad. I have written one book on Remediation of petroleum Contaminated Sites, and have a second book on PRACTICAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT to be published by John Wiley in September, 2006. I've also written over 30 articles on various elements of environmental problems and cleanup. Most Recently, I have addressed a NATO Scientific and Techical Conference on Ecoterrorism, and have worked with the same group on remediation of sites contaminated with Chemical Warfare Agent materials and othe materials as well. . I can answer q`s about Chemical and Environmental Engineering, land development, air pollution, water pollution, soil and water cleanup, combustion, international environmental problems, industrial processes chemical processes. Civil and Environmental and Chemical Engineering. Overall, I have over 35 years of experience in this area. Note: I do not answer homework questions


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