MLGW Advisory February 9 for Residents Near President’s Island

Excel TSD to perform operations involving mercaptan.

Public may smell a sulfuric odor Feb. 9, 2017

(Feb. 8, 2017) – Excel TSD, a waste management and environmental services company located on President’s Island, will be performing an operational process that utilizes mercaptan on Feb. 9, 2017 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mercaptan is the same chemical odorant that MLGW adds to natural gas to give it the rotten egg/sulfur smell so it can be easily detected. Mercaptan by itself is a harmless, pungent-smelling gas but it is not natural gas.
Depending on the wind/weather conditions, residents and businesses in various areas could smell this strong, sulfuric odor on this date.

MLGW is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving more than 421,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County.

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