Inspectors to return to fertilizer plant
Neighbors complain about fumes coming from Organic Dynamics
Health inspectors will return to a fertilizer plant in Pompano Beach Friday to see if they installed a new air dispersion system.
Broward County Pollution Prevention has received more than 100 complaints about Organic Dynamics, located at 1300 SW 2nd Street, since Oct. 2011.
The county found that Organic Dynamics was operating in violation of several Broward County regulations, including "having an inoperable refrigeration unit... which contributed to on-going offsite odors." The county blamed the odors on decaying food waste.
Dave Burke manages a tire store in the same industrial park as Organic Dynamics, and he's tired of the smell.
"I've been throwing up," said Burke. "We have a lot of people come and say, 'Is there a dead body around here? What's going on here?'"
On its website, the company brands itself as an organic food recycling service that uses fresh food and enzymes to make organic liquid fertilizers and bio-pesticides.
"I would say it'd be more like an outhouse that's not been cleaned for like maybe 8 to 12 months," said Burke.
A spokesperson for Organic Dynamics issued a statement Wednesday, saying the company has run air quality tests and spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to reduce the odor, which he said isn't harmful.
But neighbors hope more is done to stop the odor.
"We've contacted the CDC in Atlanta hoping they will step in," said Jeff Dillard.
The county ordered Organic Dynamics to install a Strobic Tri-Stack fan by Friday.