Variety of stinks reported across New Orleans area

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality say they're investigating widespread reports of a variety of stinks in the New Orleans area.

Spokesmen for both agencies and the Bucket Brigade environmental group tell The Times-Picayune that reported smells include burning rubber, natural gas, and a petrochemical smell.

DEQ spokesman Tim Beckstrom says the agency is working to pinpoint the source.

Coast Guard Petty Officer Second Class Bil Colclough says a gas smell was reported near Terrytown.

Bucket Brigade program manager Anna Hyrbyk says they've had calls from Harahan to Metairie about a burnt tire smell.