Mitchell County residents raise concerns over alligator farm smell

Published: May. 11, 2016 at 2:40 AM EDT|Updated: May. 11, 2016 at 2:42 AM EDT
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Ronnie King, Concerned Resident (Source:WALB)
Ronnie King, Concerned Resident (Source:WALB)
Alligators at Glass Enterprises (Source:WALB)
Alligators at Glass Enterprises (Source:WALB)

MITCHELL CO., GA (WALB) - Some Mitchell County residents say they're fed up with the stench coming from an alligator farm. They say they've had enough and they want county leaders to do something about it.

People who live near Glass Enterprises say alligator sewage is drained into a holding pond, creating an awful smell.
For years, the farm has raised alligators selling the meat for consumption and the hides for high-end wallets, purses and shoes.
The owners say they do dispose of waste in a holding pond, but they say no one has ever complained to them.
Neighbors brought their complaints to Mitchell County Commissioners Tuesday night.

"The smell is awful," said Ronnie King, Mitchell County Resident. "You can't go outside sometimes. Grilling out is just unheard of, you don't go outside and grill out."

"We're living in HELL out there," said a Mitchell County Resident. "I can tell you that."

Commissioners asked the County Administrator to visit the farm on Wednesday to talk with the owners about a solution to reduce the smell.

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