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WAUKON (KWWL) -  Plant and city officials have been working a way to remove what some residents say is a gross smell permeating the air in the northeast Iowa community of Waukon.
   The odor is coming from the Aveka Nutra Food Processing plant, which dries food-grade particles such as yeast at the plant.
   Mayor Loren Beneke says the city's received 44 complaints about the odor so far this month. He says that, "When you have a bad smell, we have some folks who say, `Well, that doesn't bother me,' and we have some people who say it's terribly upsetting."
   Officials will re-evaluate the problem once the plant installs a large filtration system. That work is expected to be finished by July.

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