Residual Gas Smelling Up Parts Of Grand Junction

By: Kieran Wilson Email
By: Kieran Wilson Email

If you noticed a funny smell in Grand Junction on Tuesday, it was due to a gas leak.

Marconi, an odor added to Natural Gas and Propane to alert people to dangerous leaks is what some in Grand Junction and Orchard Mesa have been smelling the past couple days. It is only residue which leaked out of some propane tanks, while workers at Van Gundy's Recycling Center were crushing them.

Orchard Mesa Middle School and New Emerson School, as well as some downtown businesses were evacuated because of the leak.

It was determined that the gas was not at a hazardous level.


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  • by Bob Location: GJT on Oct 4, 2007 at 03:35 PM
    I thought it was MERCAPTIN that was leaking. I used to deliver it to a gas plant out near the bookcliffs, and it was considered a HAZARDOUS material. It is flammable and if I remember correctly it was also corrosive and toxic. I know it came in 1 gallon pails that had the lid sealed with rubber and or wax over it, but it still smelled very bad. I dont think Van Gundy should be allowed to take such material at his " Recycling center" that is located IN town. That is the precise reason he should have been FORCED to move out! I am glad I live in the Ridges noe and don't have to see or smell that junk yard anymore.
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