NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Nassau County Fire Marshal’s Hazardous Materials Division was called to a Plainview neighborhood Wednesday after reports of a noxious odor near the Old Bethpage Village restoration.
The division was tasked with determining the source and cause of the smell, which residents described as a mix between rotten eggs, sewage and gas, 1010 WINS’ Gary Baumgarten reported Thursday.
Crews closely monitored the area with specialized metering equipment, but said that although the odor was present, no readings of toxicity or flammability were detected.
Officials said there was no threat to public safety and the odor has since dissipated.
Authorities are now investigating what could have caused the strong smell, focusing on a nearby private landfill in Suffolk County as a likely source.
Check Out These Other Stories From CBSNewYork.com:
- Artist Sends Pigeons Soaring Over East River, Fitted With LED Lights
- Seen At 11: Mothers Turning To Controversial Practice Of Giving Chiropractic Care For Newborns
- CBS2 Exclusive: Staten Island Couple Recalls Encounter With Alleged Burglar In Search Of Food
- Police Question Nephew In Disappearance Of Retired Nurse From The Bronx