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Burning Plastic Smell

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Re: Burning Plastic Smell

Postby Petro » Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:13 pm

Dust Mite Rodeo wrote:Looking at the map, Emerson is on the otherside of E. Wash. Maybe Oscar Meyer burns some packaging material. I think I remember reading some people's gripes about that.


I've smelled something near Oscar Meyer on multiple occasions that most strongly reminded me of the way my old Toyota MR2 smelled in the days leading up to it's clutch failing. Just a burnt metal/composite smell that's highly distinct. I assumed it was one of their semi trucks in need of repair the first couple of times, but it keeps occurring pretty consistently.

There's a train yard right there - I don't know anything about locomotive powertrains or brakes, though.
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Re: Burning Plastic Smell

Postby bmasel » Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:36 pm

It's the Ron Johnson for Senate campaign.
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Re: Burning Plastic Smell

Postby TheBookPolice » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:26 am

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Re: Burning Plastic Smell

Postby gargantua » Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:04 am

bmasel wrote:It's the Ron Johnson for Senate campaign.


No, you're thinking of the Nine Springs waste treatment plant for that one. On a hot, humid day.
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Re: Burning Plastic Smell

Postby Detritus » Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:12 pm

Bertsen Brass and Aluminum Foundry, 2334 Pennsylvania Avenue, is doubtless what you're smelling:

http://www.berntsen-foundry.com/

I smell them when the wind is right, and I live near Johnson & North.
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