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Stinky Business

The Department of Public Health shut down work on the corner of 16th Street and South Van Ness Avenue where condos are being developed, the site is the location of a former gas station and officials determined that gas odors could be smelled throughout the vicinity. JCN Developers is building a 7-story, 84-unit residential building on the site. Nearby residents say that they started to smell odors after the developer removed soil contaminated by underground gasoline tanks that had already been removed. [Mission Local/photo via Shutterstock]