The Aroma of Tacoma is a putrid odor associated…

Mount_Rainier_over_TacomaThe Aroma of Tacoma is a putrid odor associated with Tacoma, Washington. The smell has been described as similar to the odor of rotten eggs. A variety of causes have been attributed to the Aroma of Tacoma, including sediment in Commencement Bay, sulfur released from the Simpson Tacoma Kraft pulp and paper mill, arsenic from a closed copper smelter, traffic congestion, or a combination of all of these factors.