Whale of a Mess: Small City Fears Beached Carcass Will Explode

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A small Canadian town of 600 people is dealing with a colossal 60-ton problem.

The rotting carcass of a giant blue whale washed ashore near Trout River, Newfoundland, last week and is now spreading its stench throughout the town, according to multiple reports. What’s worse, some fear the 85-foot-long whale may explode as a result of combustible methane gas brought on by decomposition, the Associated Press reported

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“I’m not sure with the heat and gases that are trapped inside of this mammal if at some point in time it will explode,” Emily Butler, Trout River’s town clerk, told told the AP Read more…

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