HENDERSON — The city of Henderson is joining the state in an ongoing investigation on the Sadler's Smokehouse and Barbecue manufacturer. People who live nearby say a horrible smell has been permeating thier neighborhood for several weeks and they want something "permanently" done about it. A group of concerned citizens will be speaking to the city council during an open public forum on June 14th about the issue. According to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Sadler's has been officially warned to clean up the smell coming from three ponds the company uses to dump waste, grease and animal bi-products. Sadler's had until June 6th, but in a letter from Sadler's to TCEQ, the company says it was going to have the smell removed by the 3rd, last Friday... and now Monday, residents tell KETK the smell is back. Also, when KETK went to the scene, TCEQ was alongside the city investigating water coming from Sadler's. The city has also issued Sadler's a non-compliance over air and water issues. It says the company was responsible for more than one hundred dead fish in nearby ponds.
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