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Old 07-07-2009, 06:40 PM
 
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Does anyone know what this is? It smells terrible, especially on hot days. I primarily notice it right by the big Cadillac/Hummer dealerships. Any ideas?
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Old 07-07-2009, 06:46 PM
 
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Scranny and his Triangles gang dumped something something over there so you couldn't buy a hummer
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I had bean burritos this morning for breakfast. Sorry!
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:06 PM
 
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I haven't been near that area in a long time, but are there any farms there?
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:17 PM
 
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I haven't been near that area in a long time, but are there any farms there?
That was my thought, too. There's one intersection out here in Bristow/Gainesville that just smells nasty right now, and neither Mr. Husband nor I could identify the smell. I went through there with my mom, who grew up on a farm, the other day, and before I could even ask, she said, "Ew! Rotten hay!"
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:20 PM
 
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I haven't been near that area in a long time, but are there any farms there?
Cox Farms. I think it's on the corner of Braddock and Pleasant Valley
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:50 PM
 
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I remember 10 years ago you could drive on PV Road and Braddock Road in WFFX county, and man it looked rural.

There was an Alpaca farm, no sheetz, and braddock was a gravel road.
I thought it was so cool that an area within 30 miles of DC in FFX county had these charactertistics, and it is such a shame FFX and Loudon just let it be ruined.
Sad.
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Old 07-11-2009, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I remember 10 years ago you could drive on PV Road and Braddock Road in WFFX county, and man it looked rural.

There was an Alpaca farm, no sheetz, and braddock was a gravel road.
I thought it was so cool that an area within 30 miles of DC in FFX county had these charactertistics, and it is such a shame FFX and Loudon just let it be ruined.
Sad.
This is why I can't stand why I'm the "evil one" on the forum for demanding that places like Fauqier County, NW Loudoun County, Clarke County, etc. be PRESERVED. Do we really want to draw a ring 60 miles around DC and have it all resemble Ashburn? I just took a drive to Lovettsville today, and man that town is downright HIDEOUS as a result of approving just a few subdivisions in the heart of town! Do we want Hillsboro, Purcellville, Berryville, Culpeper, etc. to suffer the same fate?
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Old 07-13-2009, 03:05 PM
 
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I asked about farms because I just read a commentary in the Winchester Star written by a local resident regarding a foul smell in a certain stretch of area. Finally, she found out the farms in that area are using human waste as fertilizer and the smell is atrocious. Possibly that is going on in the area you are talking about also.
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Old 07-13-2009, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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... I primarily notice it right by the big Cadillac/Hummer dealerships...
How appropriate

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... Finally, she found out the farms in that area are using human waste as fertilizer and the smell is atrocious...
Are you sure they're using that? I've heard about its use in China where one finds bits of toilet paper on their vegetables. They call it "night soil." I doubt that practice would be permitted in the US. I know that "sludge" from sewage treatment plants is composted with other material to produce a fertilizer, but by the time it gets through the process, it no longer smells like poop.

I used to live in the Barcroft area of Arlington near Columbia Pike and Four Mile Run, and we lived on a high hill under dense old tree canopy. We never got air conditioning because of the shade and nice breezes. In the summer we could occasionally smell the composting from the treatment plant where the waste was composted with the mountains of leaves that the county collects. It was not strong, and it smelled like wet tobacco. To this day, that smell means Summertime to me You can smell it in the neighborhoods in the spring when folks get that free mulch from the county.

I'm not sure the location the OP was talking about. However, anyone heard about the big sewage pipeline that runs from the Dulles area to the Blue Plains treatment plant in DC? The story comes up from time to time along the route where there is a vent from the pipe. One of them is along the C&O canal under the American Legion bridge. During hot weather that whole Cabin John neighborhood is thick with heavy stench from that pipeline vent It reeks!!! I've read about that and other areas with the stink from that Dulles pipeline vent.
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