Apparently, it can now be smelt as far as Westville, Pinetown and Inchanga, but EnviroServ has disputed this, saying its own expert would have detected it.
Westville resident Ray Cloete said he first got a whiff in May but he was not sure what it was. “It comes and goes. May be once in two weeks, but when it’s here, it’s bad I only realised what it was when I went to a colleague’s house in Summerveld.”
He said he was grateful his family did not live close to the site because of the alleged health issues suffered by the local communities.
Everyone involved is waiting anxiously for the Department of Environmental Affairs’s response following EnviroServ’s change of appeal last month to the suspension of its licence.