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Residents say chemical spill affects health

Eight mile residents are speaking their mind about a foul chemical spill.

They say its stinking up their area and affecting their health.

Local, state, and federal health officials were at a town hall meeting in Prichard last night answering questions and concerns about the mercaptan spilled by Mobile Gas.

For over a year, neighbors have complained about the rotten smell and health problems, like breathing difficulty and burning eyes.

Officials told them data showed mercaptan levels were decreasing but they didn't have answers to what the long-term effects of breathing in the chemical might be, Which didn't sit well with residents.