Will Waseca Stink Be Lessened by Hydrogen Peroxide?

(Waseca, MN) – Officials are hoping Hydrogen Peroxide will be the solution to the strong odors being emitted from the Birds Eye wastewater treatment facility south of Waseca.

County officials say staff has received a number of complaints about the odors, so Birds Eye will try to mitigate the issue with an eight-million gallon Hydrogen Perioxide treatment at its North Cell (pond) on Thursday.

Birds Eye Environmental Supervisor Clark Minks says the company has put a very strong focus on fixing the odor problem and this treatment has already been approved by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

“This treatment approach looks to be the best method we can do. Also, we are currently in the process of getting approval from the MPCA for another deodorizing chemical, said Minks.”

Waseca County staff says they are well aware of the public concern regarding the odors. “We ask for your patience as this matter is addressed.  The investment by Birds Eye Foods in our community is greatly appreciated and we look forward to the issue being resolved in the near future.”

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