Environmental affairs dept investigating elevated levels of sulphur in Gauteng, Mpumalanga

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What is happening: The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries will on Thursday visit the Sasol plant in Secunda which is suspected to be behind a sulphuric smell that is enveloping parts of Gauteng and Mpumalanga since the weekend. 

The source: "While there are many sources in the area that could be contributing to these elevated levels, the [Gert Sibande] District Municipality's air quality officer has been informed that the Sasol Secunda operation is experiencing stressed conditions as the facility started ramping up operations," said department spokesperson Albi Modise.

The reaction: Residents in both provinces took to social media complaining about the unbearable smell.

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