October 23, 2015

Municipality Posts Update on Odors in Vicinity of Hospital Site

Odors reported by residents near the construction site of the AvalonBay rental complex have been addressed by the municipalitys Health and Engineering departments. In an update on the towns website, it is reported that the odors are originating from the parking garage on Henry Avenue, which is being resurfaced with a polyurethane waterproofing material.

The Mercer County Division of Public Health who has the authority to enforce New Jersey odor and air pollution regulations has been contacted and is working alongside Municipal Officials during this investigation,the update reads.The application of the material on the parking garage surface is expected to be completed by Friday, October 23rd.

The Materials Safety Data Sheet for both the primer and top coat polyurethanes will be posted on the Municipality of Princeton website homepage. Anyone with questions or concerns should contact the Health Department at (609) 497-7608 or jgrosser@princetonnj.gov.

The solvent/paint-like odors were reported on Wednesday. The municipality responded to the area, formerly home to University Medical Center of Princeton, and identified the smells to be consistent with the descriptions provided by the nearby residents.

Odor complaints in the vicinity of the parking garage can be directed to the Princeton Health Department from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling (609) 497-7610. After hours complaints should be directed to the non-emergency Princeton Police Department phone number at (609) 921-2100. Odor investigations require the presence of the complainant at their home at the time of investigation by the enforcement official.