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Old 07-08-2007, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Gilroy smells...like garlic!
Driving thru town lowered my cholesterol 20 points.
(Actually only smelled it on occasion.)

Decatur IL. - Staley's plant
Camas WA. - Paper mill

#1 STANK... Salton Sea.
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Old 07-08-2007, 10:44 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Staten Island.
lol- yeah, that's pretty bad, but the last few times I drove through Fresh Kills it didn't smell. strange - i'm wondering if the smell is dissipating b/c they don't dump there anymore.

i'm laughing at posters who put major cities here (NYC (manhattan) and SF - can't speak to NO) - they obviously have not a clue as to what a real smelly place is like.
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Old 08-05-2007, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I have to agree that the aroma of Tacoma is nasty!!
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Old 08-05-2007, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Any town that has a paper mill. Those things are DISGUSTING!!!

Also, Harrisonburg VA. The farmers spread manure on their fields during the Spring, so even miles away in the center of town all you could smell was manure at all times!!! Also there's a rendering plant there and whenever it rains the whole town smells strongly of dog food.
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:59 PM
 
Location: IN
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The paper mills really do smell up the towns.

Rumford/Mexico, ME- (Paper Mill that is near the river traps all the nasty smells close to the ground-level)
Berlin, NH- (Paper Mill, has since closed)
Garden City, KS (Commercial agriculture center, feedlots and meat packing houses everywhere)
Liberal, KS (Same story as Garden City)
Cedar Rapids, IA (I think someone said Quaker Foods?)
New Orleans, LA (For the amount of trash and other items on the streets)
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Jacksonville
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I would have to say that the smelliest place I know of is somewhere around the cities of Elizabeth/Carteret/Linden in New Jersey. They have a couple of oil refineries, the wafting smell from the decomposing Staten Island land fills, several different factories, the nearby ports of Port Newark & Bayonne, Newark Airport, and a couple of slaughterhouses. Altogether it combines to make that nasty smell that everyone complains about when driving on the NJ turnpike to NYC.
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:44 PM
 
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Midland/Odessa oil field stench. You don't notice it after a little while but when people first come to the area they are like " OMG! What's that smell?".

Edit: And of course when people ask that question the locals say "smells like money!".
Agreed, and I have experienced the stench too, driving on the I-20 to Tucson a few years back. I was thinking, "how do people exercise outside with that stench?"
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Old 01-04-2009, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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95 on the NJ turnpike in Elizabeth & Linden smells bad. Its all the industrial parks.. its not unbearable but it does smell.

A place that i been that was unbearable is in Camden, nj that smelled like garbage/poop. it was at this bus station area.
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Old 01-04-2009, 04:44 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Chinatown, NYC in August. Warmed up urine & piles of sidewalk garbage makes a sweet aroma.
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