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Argenta Neighbors Talk to City Leaders About Creosote Problem

Creosote is stinking up the Argenta neighborhood in North Little Rock and residents want the city to fix the problem.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR- An unpleasant smell is taking over a North Little Rock neighborhood.  Neighbors in the Argenta District are calling it a potentially hazardous smell and told the city it's a nuisance. 

About 35 neighbors voiced their concerns about Nevada Railroad Materials located on Broadway.  Neighbors say too much noise is being made in the railroad yard and the railroad ties which smell of creosote, are located too close to their homes.

Neighbors claim the company is non-compliant with the city's nuisance law saying it's offensive to the senses and endangers the health and safety of others.

"They're asking what is that smell in a negative sense. We didn't expect that. You know, we're glad to be indoors. It's definitely affecting our business and people are asking about it in a negative way," said Scott Miller, NLR Business Owner.

Argenta residents have 7-10 days to do testimonies and give it to the city. The city will also send officers to the neighborhood to gather information and conduct interviews to build a case. Once that's completed, the city will make its case with Nevada Railroad Materials.
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