March 30, 2020

Sewer smell in Old SAC is seeping into its hallways … again

Headaches, nausea and orneriness is the tone for those who work in the Old SAC the past three weeks.
The building was plagued by “sewer and mold” smells throughout the past decades. Until recently the smells were not as bad. Three weeks ago, the smell seemed to permerate in the afternoons and evenings and the students and faculty were reporting headaches and nausea symptoms. Some had to leave because the smell made them sick.

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Headaches, nausea and orneriness is the tone for those who work in the Old SAC the past three weeks.
The building was plagued by “sewer and mold” smells throughout the past decades. Until recently the smells were not as bad. Three weeks ago, the smell seemed to permerate in the afternoons and evenings and the students and faculty were reporting headaches and nausea symptoms. Some had to leave because the smell made them sick.
The Health and Wellness Center did not let their patients sit in the waiting room because the smell from the hallway was downright disgusting, said Kate Allman, campus nurse. She is allergic to mold spores and is concerned the smell is from mold.
Staff from The Eagle had to leave the building because many were reporting headaches and nausea. “It’s been miserable to work when forced to smell sewer,” reported Dr. Susan Polster, advisor.
Another concern is that the communications department is bringing in high school students to the Little Theatre for workshops. “We had 18 students from Carbon High School two weeks ago and another 14 from Uintah High School scheduled for Friday. If we can’t bear the smell, what about the student recruits,” asked Polster
Steve Carlson, a plumber, found a sump pump that had stopped running on Friday and thought that might have caused the smell. Students and faculty on Monday reported the smell again. As of press time, the smell still lingers.

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