Dozens of students and staff at Cortland Elementary School received medical treatment Jan. 14 after complaining of nausea.
The smell from Waste Management's nearby landfill entered the school's ventilation system after a construction worker unearthed old garbage. The company says strong winds carried the odor to the school.
DeKalb school district Assistant Superintendent Doug Moeller says a certified industrial hygienist will present the findings of his investigation Thursday night (2/6/14).
67 Cortland Elementary School students and staff members were admitted to Kishwaukee Hospital's emergency room today after complaining of nausea: they were sickened by a strong smell from the nearby Waste Management landfill.