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Old 09-04-2007, 02:01 PM
 
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A friend that just drove through Billings and described it as very industrial looking (very obvious factories spewing smoke) and that there was a terrible stench that is much worse than Everett or Tacoma. True?
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Old 09-04-2007, 05:23 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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The Tacoma aroma aint got nuttin on the stink from an oil refinery !
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Old 09-04-2007, 06:42 PM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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Having hauled gas from refineries I can say they definately stink! You know when you are anywhere around one depending on which way the breeze is blowing. I think before I lived near one I would look up it's safety history with respect to emergency blow offs and fires and any releases. These were kind of a regular occurance at the refineries I went to.
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Old 09-04-2007, 11:35 PM
 
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i drove through it a couple times last month and didnt notice anything too offensive......the paper mill last time i was in missoula[about 10 years ago]was much worse in my opinion.
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Old 09-06-2007, 09:49 AM
 
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Default It depends on where he was

If you just drive I-90 past Billings it can look very industrial. There are 3 refineries in the area (2 in Billings and 1 in Laurel) and there's a sugar beet factory, and a power plant and a water plant. However, if you go into town, it's not that way at all. I'm not saying it's the prettiest town but it's decent.

The smell is most noticible by the highway and not in town unless the wind blows up from the south.
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Old 09-06-2007, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Great Falls, Montana
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i drove through it a couple times last month and didnt notice anything too offensive......the paper mill last time i was in missoula[about 10 years ago]was much worse in my opinion.
Yup

The old Stone Container sure gets after the senses long about Frenchtown... That's for sure.
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