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Odor and the Community: Practical Guidance to Avoiding Litigation

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Litigating odor cases is expensive, destroys a facility's community relations and usually results in the imposition of monetary penalties or expensive control technologies. In fact, odor litigation often proves that the olfactory sense of the community and of the government inspector is the biggest “judge” of an odor problem. Despite those truths, understanding how the complaint process unfolds in court is an important component that, if overlooked, can make the expensive consequences a foregone conclusion for any facility.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 2004

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