By JULIE E. GREENE
The bad odor Hagerstown residents have detected the last few months might be gases leaking from a major collection pipe for untreated sewage, Mayor Steven T. Sager said Thursday.
A crew will use a television camera in May to inspect the line, which runs underneath the old Municipal Electric Light Plant (MELP), said Water Pollution Control Department Manager Rick Thomas.
Sager got the idea from remarks made by neighbors at a Wednesday night meeting concerning odor complaints.
Neighbors in the area of Radcliffe and Cannon avenues have complained for several months of odors they suspected came from 1st Urban Fiber's paper recycling plant or the city's pellet plant, which produces fertilizer pellets from sewage.