Warm Springs / Milpitas Residents Complaining about Smell
What’s that smell?
A number of Fremont residents have recently complained about odors coming from the Newby Island facility in San Jose. I talked with City staff about this issue. Unfortunately, it sounds like there might not be much the City itself can do about this. Milpitas, who are even more impacted by this, lost their lawsuit against the expansion of the facility and have filed an appeal.
On the positive side, much of this has to do with the prevailing wind patterns. Normally, the wind is from the northwest which means the odors tend to go south of Fremont. The winter is when we see more southwesterly winds which are the worst in this regard.