Mystery over Trowbridge smell continues

This Is Wiltshire: Investigations are continuing into the cause of a mystery odour that a Trowbridge family says causes vomiting and dizziness Investigations are continuing into the cause of a mystery odour that a Trowbridge family says causes vomiting and dizziness

Investigations are continuing into the cause of a mystery odour that a Trowbridge family says causes vomiting and dizziness.

Graham Softley, of Cornbrash Rise, believes a gas caused by nearby sewage pumping station repairs has made his family and neighbours ill. He has said it has got so bad his family moved to a hotel two weeks ago.

Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service and environmental health officers from Wiltshire Council have found nothing amiss in tests on the house in a street of three homes.

The homes are next door to a sewage pumping station, and a contractor is also carrying out sewerage work for Wessex Water nearby.

Mark Hough, who lives with his family in one of the three homes, said: “I know that Graham and his family have suffered, as have the couple next door to us, but I can’t say I’ve smelt anything.

“They have done a lot of work on the drains nearby and we do live next to a pumping station, but the professionals have not been able to come up with anything. It’s all a bit of a mystery.”

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10:42pm Fri 18 Jul 14

beetawix says...

this is an exaggerated story
the only mystery is why just one person is affected?
this is an exaggerated story the only mystery is why just one person is affected? beetawix
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10:57am Tue 22 Jul 14

vox sanitatem says...

Personally I think it must be Methane, produced in vast quantities by Wiltshire Council meetings!
Personally I think it must be Methane, produced in vast quantities by Wiltshire Council meetings! vox sanitatem
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7:58am Sat 26 Jul 14

tjholden says...

We had a very similar problem is Southview Rd Trowbridge back in 2010.
Environmental Health did not identify gas but it was making our whole family very sick, including having to seek medical treatment for two young children with breathing problems caused by smell.
The smell and health problems became so bad we had to moved out and became homeless.
We had a very similar problem is Southview Rd Trowbridge back in 2010. Environmental Health did not identify gas but it was making our whole family very sick, including having to seek medical treatment for two young children with breathing problems caused by smell. The smell and health problems became so bad we had to moved out and became homeless. tjholden
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