What is that smell?

Briana emailed us about a “pungent broccoli-type smell when biking over the Ballard Bridge and down around Trader Joe’s.” She says she’s smelled it the last few days. Does anyone know what the smell is?

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Stimes
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Stimes

your ass?

Bordello Holes
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Bordello Holes

It’s not me!

Vancgirl
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Vancgirl

dude. really? grow up.

Barfly
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Barfly

Hobos!

Jon
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Jon

Probably that Soil Exchange company that got put in on the corner months ago.

ballardsharryn
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ballardsharryn

maybe Mike’s chili is making Broccoli chili for vegetarians!

Snuttons
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Snuttons

Is it the broccoli farm below the bridge?

Bark
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Bark

My wife’s cooking?

Firstchurchofbnl
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Firstchurchofbnl

I thought it was that awful lake of standing water across from Edith’s house.

Rocker20
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Rocker20

Its obviously the BCoC.

sammy
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sammy

There actually is a strong smell throughout that area, but it’s not brocolli. It does smell like standing water–almost sewage.

kzam
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kzam

Yes – I noticed it too over the weekend while riding on the burke-gilman. It’s really bad. PS Clean Air Agency is charged w/ looking into odor complaints. I’ll call their # and suggest others do to if the stench lingers…..

Nipkrank
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Nipkrank

I’m with Jon.

Chances are good it’s the Soil Exchange. I’ve notice compost stockpiled there before – some smelling not so good.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

It’s not the fertilizer place. If you ever catch a bus at 15th & Leary, the fertilizer place smells strongly… of fertilizer.

This is different, and noxious, and can be smelled from anywhere on or near the Ballard Bridge.

Mary Beth
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Mary Beth

I live in Wedgwood and I’ve smelled it the last couple of days too. I thought I was imagining things. So glad that you posted this. But it seems as though it’s bigger than Ballard if it’s also all the way over here.

BallardBasement
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BallardBasement

Peeee-ewwww! Generally when we get this smell in Loyal Heights we attribute it to the sewage plant in Magnolia…. but Wedgewood?

cthomas
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cthomas

We live just north of the 24th ave QFC and we’ve smelled it for a few days also. It smells similar to the stench of paper mills in Longview. Maybe it’s a sign that everyone should actually scrub the compost bins at least once a season?

lazy
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lazy

What is there number for the lazy?

foo
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foo

Yes, I’ve smelled it over in the west edge of Ballard, especially last night in the humidity – it reminded me of The Aroma Of Tacoma, the pulp mill smell. Or when the bark piles at Carpinito’s Brothers go bad. Or when a now-gone neighbor would burn his trash.

I wondered if it was the pre-trash-day stench of cans at the curb, multiplied by the humidity …

Tim
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Tim

When the wind blows just right, we here in the Ballard area catch a whiff of the sewage treatment plant in Magnolia’s Discovery Park. It happens — When I was younger I lived a few miles from a pig farm. On a hot summer day, when the wind was just right —- wow.

AtWorkCat
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AtWorkCat

This is news?

AtWorkCat
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AtWorkCat

This is news?

Lalala
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Lalala

It is the rotting carcASSes of all the trolls on the forum and comments.

News?-It is a neighborhood blog. Go watch glen beck DB.

Nipkrank
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Nipkrank

This is a comment?

Guest
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Guest

Pretty sure it’s coming from the fish processor “Alaskan Venturer,” which is moored just East of the Ballard Bridge. It came into town last week and from the ship canal it looks like all the hatches and holds are open, and it smells awful! Maybe they are airing it out after processing fish all summer.