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Williamson residents complain about bad odor coming from Baldwin Richardson Foods

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Residents of Williamson are grappling with a noxious smell they attribute to Baldwin Richardson Foods’ waste treatment plant, resulting in the involvement of the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

Locals described the odor as intensely unpleasant, even likening it to the scent of burning dirty diapers or rotting meat, leading to significant discomfort among both adults and children.


Despite assertions by Williamson Town Supervisor Anthony Verno that the issue has been resolved, residents in the vicinity of the plant continued to report the offensive stench, particularly on windy days.

Verno tells News10NBC the odor stemmed from an imbalance in the pH levels at the waste treatment plant last week.


In response to the concerns, Baldwin Richardson Foods revealed that an equipment malfunction had disrupted their water treatment reservoir, leading to the foul smell.

They assured residents that the equipment has been repaired, and they are making efforts to prevent such occurrences in the future.