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Bacteria take on stinky problem in Kenner

City works to solve an odor issue City works to solve an odor issue
KENNER, LA (WVUE) -

Kenner brings in the bacteria to tackle a smelly problem. 

Officials say they've installed a new odor control unit at the4 sewer lift station at 39th Street and Arkansas Avenue.  

The unit activated Friday, October 9, is expected to gradually put an end to odor problems in the neighborhood. 

According to Joanne Massony, Veolia's Wastewater Director in Kenner, bacteria in the odor control unit do the work. But, the bacterial media needs to grow for thirty days to get to peak efficiency. 

"We hope that residents will be understanding and recognize that this brief period with some potential odor issues is necessary in order to control the problem once and for all," she said.

In a news release from the city, Kenner Mayor Michael Yenni says, "It's a quality of life issue and we have taken this very, very seriously. I am pleased we are so close to a resolution of this odor issue."

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