As of Saturday, May 3, 2014
To the editor:
I recently spent a few days with my wife visiting your sunny town. We saw some amazing wildflowers, had some good food and tasty beer, and stayed in a nice hotel.
The Dalles has charm and beauty. Yet there is a very strong smell of creosote that hangs over the town. We could smell it at the Celilo Inn and outside at the wonderful Rivertap Pub. It was strong enough that we moved to an indoor table.
My wife said “We could not live in this town.” It reminded me of the smell of the steel mills in Detroit, where I grew up.
I understand from an internet search that the smell is from the AmeriTies plant. My recommendation is not to let this company use your air as a toilet.