Paulsboro, NJ odor: South Jersey emergency crews ID source of unusual gas smell at rest stop

PAULSBORO, NJ (WPVI) — Rescue workers responded to a South Jersey rest area on Wednesday afternoon amid widespread reports of an unusual smell in the air.

Chopper 6 was overhead as crews cordoned off the TA Truck Service stop on Berkley Road in Mount Royal, New Jersey.

According to the East Greenwich Township Police Department, the smell is coming from a rear tanker of a truck that is emitting fumes from a fuel additive chemical called “Lubrizol.”

“It’s doing exactly what it’s supposed to do. If the temperature gets to a certain level, the ship itself will actually emit fumes. So that’s what it’s built for,” said Matthew Brenner, East Greenwich community leader.

Police say the chemical gives off a “rotten egg smell.”

Due to the wind direction, many residents in the immediate area report the smell.

Police say there are “very minor health concerns” but residents in the immediate area are being asked to take shelter as a precaution.

Hazmat crews monitor the stabilization of the chemical in the tanker. At this point, everything is stable, the police said.

No injuries were reported.

Stay tuned to Action News as we continue to follow this developing story.

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