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City Officials Clearing the Air on Dirt and Debris from New Cumberland, WV Demolition Site


 Dirt and debris coming from a demolition site in the heart of a New Cumberland neighborhood are raising concerns with residents and city officials are working to clear the air.

It’s an old mill that has sat dormant for decades until recently when a demolition company came in and began knocking it down to make room for a new business. 

Residents say the company never used a hose as they began to tear the building down– causing dirt and debris to seep out into the streets and into a neighboring park.

 “This isn’t right. There’s a playground right next to I,” said Judy Persohn who lives near the site. “ I live five doors down from it. There is a lot of debris and dust flying in the air.”
New Cumberland Mayor Linda McNeil has been in constant contact with the demolition company as well as the US EPA and West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. A document that she received from the EPA says that the city does not need to monitor the site anymore.

“I always want them to be aware of any dangers and to bring it to us,” she said. “My findings at this point are that we are fine and if we become not fine, the city will take action.”

Mayor McNeil says the demolition company is nearing the end of the project and she will continue to stay in contact with them to make sure there aren’t any more issues.

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