Source of mysterious smell in Tehran wasn't identified - City Council
Tehran, Iran, Jan.28
A member of the City Council of Tehran spoke about the source of the bad smell that had spread in Tehran several weeks ago.
Residents of Tehran complained about the spread of “bad odors” in various parts of Iranian capital, as the authorities appealed to citizens to help them search for the source of smell, Iranian media outlets reported.
“The bad odors which were spread in a few hours in some parts of central and southern Tehran did not have any traces,” Tehran city councilor Zahra Sadr-Azam Nouri told Trend.
Referring to the actions taken by municipality of Tehran to find out the source of this bad smell, she said that the Municipality's Environmental Department and the related entities, including the Water and Wastewater Organization, the Environmental Organization, the Gas Company, the Governorate and even universities, worked together to examine all probabilities.
Zahra Sadr-Azam Nouri added that it was said that bad odors could be due to gas leakage or breakage of sewage pipes or due to methane gas from waste depot in Arad Koh or Plasco sewage. All of these items were reviewed and rejected.
She said all probabilities were actually rejected, and no source were identified for this odor.
"It could be that mercaptan was being transported by a tanker, and leaked, so the leakage spread around. But this option was also rejected."
Yet, the official said the smell was observed in Tehran only for a few minutes and then vanished.
Pointing to the possibility of repeating this event she said "There is no such possibility, and in just a few minutes, it came and disappeared and did not happen again."