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Odour source: Mullaghglass landfill site in west Belfast

Odour source: Mullaghglass landfill site in west Belfast

Stephen Hamilton

Odour source: Mullaghglass landfill site in west Belfast

A foul smell plaguing parts of west Belfast has been traced to a landfill site, according to environmental chiefs.

Residents in the Colin, Hannahstown and Glen Road areas have become increasingly concerned about the odour, with people complaining of headaches and nausea caused by the stench, which has been compared to damp clothes.

Officials have now named the Mullaghglass landfill site, which is operated by Alpha Resource Management and was previously blamed for the smell, as the source.