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There’s now a class action lawsuit accusing Denver’s Purina dog food plant of being too stinky

May 29, 2024, 4:19 PM | Updated: 9:48 pm

If you’ve ever driven on I-70 through Denver you know it stinks bad. The Purina dog food plant stench isn’t new, but it’s really got some people mad at the moment.

Two residents who live near the “Nestle-Purina Petcare” plant, as it’s officially known, filed a proposed class action lawsuit in federal court this week over the smell they say infiltrates nearby homes, parks, libraries, schools and businesses.

The plaintiffs are asking for a judge to declare the Purina plant a nuisance for failing to properly maintain and operate the facility so that odors are controlled, and to fault the company for negligence. They also are asking for an unspecified amount in financial damages.

Purina first operated its plant in Denver in 1930 and for 42 years produced primarily livestock feed. It transitioned to a pet food factory in 1972.

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