Chattanooga stinks. Well at least it did Tuesday as ..a bad odor covered most of the city and residents complained. Firefighters were called in to investigate the odor.
During that investigation, a representative with Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry at 909 Mueller Avenue told firefighters that they had an accidental spill of approximately two gallons of ethyl acrylate, It is a chemical mainly produced for paints, textiles, and non-woven fibers. The chemical can be very hazardous in large quantity but the bad odor warns people of ethyl acrylate’s presence long before the concentration reaches a level capable of creating a serious health risk.