Odour problem in Tecumseh, Ontario should be resolved by weekend

A malfunction in the wastewater system at Bonduelle's food processing plant in Tecumseh, Ontario Canada is probably causing a strong, lingering odour around town. Officials from the Tecumseh Bonduelle food processing plant are assuring the locals the increased odour coming from the facility should be resolved by the end of the week. Rob Anderson, vice-president of operations for Bonduelle, in a statement provided to the Town of Tecumseh: “We are working ceaselessly to solve this problem.”

Tecumseh residents have been accustomed to smells emanating from the Bonduelle plant; originally owned by Green Giant, the site produces millions of kilograms of canned and frozen vegetables on a yearly basis, and is considered a major centre for Bonduelle.

In recent weeks, intensification of the plant’s odors has led to complaints from residents and an online petition called for immediate action. A local claimed the smell is so overwhelming that it makes the air feel “almost toxic to breathe.”

According to windsorstar.com¸ Bonduelle has said engineers are working on the issue, and the problem appears to be associated with a wastewater treatment basin on the site.

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