If you live along James and Taggart Streets in East Palestine, you may have noticed a smell in your home or nearby businesses.

According to Governor Mike DeWine's Office, independent contractors are being brought in to clean out underground culverts in the area.

They'll conduct high-pressure washing in the culverts to remove contaminated sediment in the culvert.

That contaminated sediment is contributing to the odor in the area.

According to the Ohio EPA, approximately 6.4 million gallons of wastewater have been hauled out of East Palestine.

So far, 36,00 tons of excavated soil have been removed from the village. Another 27,000 tons of soil is awaiting removal from the site.