On a scorching day in late July, the air hanging over Jewel Street was pungent.
Four tanker trucks from an Ellington-based dairy farm had just driven up and down an adjacent grass lot on the Enfield-East Windsor border, spraying approximately 24,000 gallons of liquid cow manure. Urine and milk byproducts were mixed in, contributing to an overpowering odor that lasted for several days.
It smelled “toxic,” one nearby Enfield resident said as she grimaced at the memory.
“Nasty,” another neighbor described it.
“It seemed to be a perfect storm of heat and humidity,” Enfield Acting Town Manager Christopher Bromson said. “When you spray,...