HEAT ALERT

Hot and humid weather moves in Tuesday for Long Island

Neighbors raise stink over stench in Bellport

Environmentalists say they've received dozens of complaints about a foul odor in Bellport. The odor has been compared to the smell of decaying fish. Some believe the smell is being blown from the Town

News 12 Staff

May 2, 2015, 1:54 AM

Updated 3,334 days ago

Share:

Environmentalists say they've received dozens of complaints about a foul odor in Bellport.
The odor has been compared to the smell of decaying fish. Some believe the smell is being blown from the Town of Brookhaven landfill.
Many of the complaints come from teachers at Frank P. Long Intermediate School. They say the smell is so bad that the school sometimes has to close air vents and windows, or even move kids into different classrooms. Some are worried about their health.
"There are kids, teachers getting headaches, dizziness, nausea," says teacher Sara Rauch. "The district is doing everything they can, what we find really is the town is doing nothing."
The Town of Brookhaven says it requested that a state Department of Environmental Conservation inspector test the air quality. No unusual smell was detected. "In four weeks of monitoring the area surrounding the school, the DEC has not found any odors emanating from the landfill," town officials say.
Environmentalists say they plan on meeting with the town in a couple weeks to discuss the issue. 


More from News 12
2:02
HEAT ALERT: Hot and humid weather moves in Tuesday for Long Island

HEAT ALERT: Hot and humid weather moves in Tuesday for Long Island

2:17
Long Islanders prep to beat the heat

Long Islanders prep to beat the heat

1:48
Man sentenced to up to 21 years in prison for crash that killed married couple in Laurel Hollow

Man sentenced to up to 21 years in prison for crash that killed married couple in Laurel Hollow

0:40
Freeport man sentenced to up to 18 years in prison for DWI crash that killed 3

Freeport man sentenced to up to 18 years in prison for DWI crash that killed 3

0:48
'It becomes a public health threat.' Suffolk legislators discuss new Fire Island wastewater treatment plan

'It becomes a public health threat.' Suffolk legislators discuss new Fire Island wastewater treatment plan

2:03
Nassau County reports budget surplus again, wants end of NIFA control over finances

Nassau County reports budget surplus again, wants end of NIFA control over finances

0:16
Man wanted for stealing over $2,000 from Island Park vape shop

Man wanted for stealing over $2,000 from Island Park vape shop

2:21
West Babylon school district to vote on second spending plan Tuesday

West Babylon school district to vote on second spending plan Tuesday

1:43
Main Street Long Island: Showcasing the best of Lynbrook

Main Street Long Island: Showcasing the best of Lynbrook

1:36
Paws & Pals: Dogs up for adoption at Remember Me Rescue NY on June 17

Paws & Pals: Dogs up for adoption at Remember Me Rescue NY on June 17

0:18
Police: 45-year-old man dies after being found unresponsive in West Islip pool

Police: 45-year-old man dies after being found unresponsive in West Islip pool

1:40
Officials: Fire displaces 18 from Hempstead home with illegal subdivisions

Officials: Fire displaces 18 from Hempstead home with illegal subdivisions

0:33
Police: Man arrested in Montauk hit-and-run that left e-bike riders hurt

Police: Man arrested in Montauk hit-and-run that left e-bike riders hurt

0:29
Nassau police: 2 women charged in Franklin Square home burglary

Nassau police: 2 women charged in Franklin Square home burglary

0:35
Police: Man accused of driving drunk in East Meadow with 13-year-old boy inside car

Police: Man accused of driving drunk in East Meadow with 13-year-old boy inside car

2:02
 A potential heat wave is coming. These sunscreen tips can save your skin

A potential heat wave is coming. These sunscreen tips can save your skin

1:46
‘We lost a brother.’ Friends, loved ones remember ‘Rookie of the Year’ firefighter at Hagerman FD

‘We lost a brother.’ Friends, loved ones remember ‘Rookie of the Year’ firefighter at Hagerman FD

All lanes clear on Southern State parkway following overturned vehicle crash

All lanes clear on Southern State parkway following overturned vehicle crash

2:07
New beach rules limiting access take effect after shooting in Long Beach

New beach rules limiting access take effect after shooting in Long Beach

2:15
Police: Woman arrested for motorcyclist hit-and-run in Patchogue

Police: Woman arrested for motorcyclist hit-and-run in Patchogue