NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - HAZMAT crews were called to the Southeastern Public Service Authority's Norfolk transfer station after a strong odor was reported.
Capt. Mike Hicks with Norfolk Fire Rescue said crews were dispatched to the 3100 block of Woodland Avenue after the strong odor was making people gag and irritating eyes. When crews went in to perform air quality tests, a flammable gas found was believed to be methane gas from decomposing trash.
Hicks said the cause was believed to be common household chemicals mixing together.
SPSA is going to remove the last batch of trash that is thought to be causing the smell and drop it into the next truck.
Hicks said the Department of Environmental Quality has been contacted. The group will determine where the trash should be moved.
No one has been transported to a hospital.
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