"I showed them fences that were down, wells that were leaking chemicals, reserve pits that weren't lined," he says, referring to half-acre areas bulldozed to hold the effluvial
mix of petrochemicals and water from the drilling process.
In The Right Stuff, his stirring tale of the first astronauts, he describes it as "a torrid effluvial
swamp with a mass of mushy asphalt, known as Downtown, set in the middle".
The crush of bodies, the humidity, and the effluvial
cooking odors contributed to an insalubrious, miasmal environment.
The electric effluvial
generator IAT-Almaz is the newest development in the family of equipment designed for man-made generation of negative ions of air oxygen.