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A chemical-like smell is being reported across the New Orleans metro area. The smell has been reported in parts of the West Bank in Jefferson Parish as well as Uptown in New Orleans.

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is aware of the reports of the smell and investigating, but so far they have been unable to locate the source.

Jefferson Parish officials are working with DEQ and the Coast Guard to investigate as well in attempt to locate a source of the reported odor.

DEQ is taking complaints of this issue on their hotline number, 1-877-925-6595.

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