NYC Environmental Officials Eyeing NJ As Source Of Odor

New York (AP) -- The gas-like odor that hung over Manhattan's streets is gone, but city officials are still trying to pinpoint its source and they are eyeing New Jersey.

A spokesman for the city's Department of Environmental Protection, says his agency is pretty sure the source of the smell was along New Jersey's industrialized waterfront, across the river.

The strong odor, detectable from Manhattan's southern tip to well past Central Park, led to some precautionary evacuations. A fire department spokesman says about a dozen people were taken to hospitals complaining of difficulty breathing.

City and federal officials say there was no indication that the air was unsafe.

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