Skip to comments.Strange Odors Reported Across the District (DC)
Posted on 09/29/2005 10:21:34 AM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
WASHINGTON - A bizarre day for D.C. Fire & EMS after several dozen phone calls have been received about unexplained odors all across the city.
Spokesman Alan Etter says between midnight and 1 p.m. Wednesday, they have received 36 calls. Firefighters have responded to 11 schools, as well as the fifth and sixth district police stations.
What the odor is and where it's coming from remains a mystery.
Washington Gas is confident that natural gas is not the source of the problem. Company spokesman Tim Sargeant says they're still working on it.
Etter says it's possible that storm drains could be to blame, since the lack of rain has kept them from being flushed.
Here is the list of schools affected:
Smothers Elementary School, 4400 Brooks St., NE
Orr Elementary School, 2200 Minnesota Ave., SE
Eliot Junior High School, 1830 Constitution Ave., NE
Kenilworth Elementary School, 1300 44th St., NE
Spingarn High School, 2500 Benning Rd., NE
Young Elementary School, 829 26th St., NE
Hine Junior High School, 225 8th St., SE
Maury Elementary School, 1250 Constitution Ave., NE
Cooke Elementary School, 2525 17th St., NW
Randle Highlands Elementary School, 1650 30th St., SE
Hamilton School, 1401 Brentwood Pkwy., NE
I can think of many explanations of "strange odors" in DC, most of them laughable.
However, ending the account with a list of "affected" schools is worrisome.
Ted Kennedy has been eating Mexican food again, I take it.
It's the smell of Tom Delay's indictment.
You would think that they would have this complaint Saturday and Sunday when they had all the "anti-war" bozos there.
rotting souls of the Democrat party
That would be just the normal smell of corruption from the government office building in that town.
Could the noxious odor be emanating from the cesspool known as Capitol Hill????
Maybe it's the Blue Plains Water Treatment plant in Anacostia? I smelled it on the way home last night - from across the Potomac.
On the other hand, maybe Marion Barry had beans for dinner last night?
Hillary has a yeast infection????......
Please notify the Threat Matrix folks.
Maybe it's from all those unwashed liberals in town.
I think Hillary airs out Ol' Crusty around this time of year.
Homeland Security has just raised its threat level to Baby-Sh*t Brown.
I could have gone all day long without that image in my head.
The anti-Roberts people's intestines are backing up.
This one writes itself.
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