Officials Search To Identify The Cause Of The Charles River's Foul Smell


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NATICK, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Environmental officials have continued to investigate the cause of abnormal and foul odors in the Charles River.

The town of Natick reported “abnormal odors, fish kill, and an oil sheen in the Charles River spanning Natick, Sherborn, and Medfield" on Thursday.

Wastewater facilities confirmed everything was operating as normal. “There is no apparent issue with the Town's infrastructure,” Natick announced on their website.

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Natick alerted the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) on Wednesday about the issue and requested the for an assessment of local sewer siphons.

As the town solves the issue, officials recommend no swimming, boating, or fishing on the Charles River in Natick.

WBZ NewsRadio's Mike Macklin reports:


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