'Death smell' feces train from NJ finally flushed from Alabama town

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          Small Alabama town raises a big stink about abandoned New York City 'poop train'        Tiny town raises a big stink about NYC'poop train

NATION-NOW Small Alabama town raises a big stink about abandoned New York City 'poop train' Tiny town raises a big stink about NYC'poop train

Inhabitants of Parrish, Alabama have faced severe environmental problems after a small town nearby, West Jefferson, banned trains from NY carrying waste to the Big Sky Landfill, from entering their city.

The roughly 1,000 residents of Parrish, Alabama have been forced to endure the rotten stench of feces packed into more than 80 train container cars while a dispute about the fate of the sewage sludge waste got sorted out.

The type of human waste known as a "biosolid" has been coming in from New York City and other areas.

The smell in Parrish that we've been reporting on for weeks is now moving out.

Parrish Mayor Heather Hall, whose town enjoys temperatures in the 70s from February onward, told USA Today: 'Oh my goodness, it's just a nightmare here. It smells like death'.

Big Sky received approval from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management to begin using the biosolids as alternative cover at the landfill in 2016.

New York City has since chose to stop sending its waste to Alabama.

Waste is shipped down to the south partly because of Alabama's cheap land and permissive zoning laws.

She said: 'While what happened in Parrish was, to our understanding, an unprecedented event, there are [still] small towns like Parrish fighting this situation on a smaller scale. It greatly diminishes the quality of life for those who live anywhere near it'.