Delaware County investigates new reports of mysterious odor

Kim Glovas
November 11, 2019 - 11:48 am

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A mysterious gasoline-like odor was detected in parts of Delaware County on Monday morning.

Tim Boyce, director of Delaware County Emergency Services, says the county received a number of calls around 9:45 a.m. along the 95 corrider, particularly around Boeing and the Chester Pike area. 

The county, along with local fire companies, haz mat teams and PECO Gas Service, investigated the odor and could not locate its source, he said.

Boyce says the county is always concerned about residents' safety, especially if it cannot find the source of the problem. He says the county is working with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and other partners to confirm the source of the odor. 

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He says the county will not accept unexplained odors drifting through the area, and their goal is to get to the bottom of it to stop it from happening again.