California

Southern California Stinks

Literally. Some nasty smell has descended on 10,000 square miles of land

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A strong rotten egg smell had Southern Californians plugging their noses and crying foul Monday as air quality investigators scrambled to determine if the sulfurous scent was coming from the Salton Sea.

Investigators from the South Coast Air Quality Management District were in the field tracking the stench after being flooded with 200 complaints since midnight from across much of the district's 10,000 square miles, said Sam Atwood, spokesman for the agency.