Natural gas smell reported near Sun Chemical building caused by odorant

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Crews responded to reports of a natural gas leak at Sun Chemical Wednesday night, only to find the reports were due to an odorant.

Crews responded to the Sun Chemical building located 4500 block of Chickering Avenue in Spring Grove Village due to the smell of natural gas in the area. Crews on the scene later discovered that the smell was caused by the disposal of an empty container of mercaptan, which causes natural gas to smell.

Mercaptan is not dangerous, but it does cause an unpleasant odor in the area.

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