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EPA to Handle Stinky Situation in Attica

10:39 PM, Sep 20, 2012   |    comments
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ATTICA, N.Y. -  The Environmental Protection Agency is taking control of a stinky situation that's has Attica residents furious.

Congresswoman Kathy Hochul (NY-26) said the EPA is working with other federal agencies to determine the best way to extinguish the fire smoldering the middle of the 50,000 ton pile of recyclable materials at Hillcrest Coatings on Favor Street in Attica.

Residents say a foul odor is emanating from the pile and ruining their quality of life.

"Their number one priority is going to be putting out the fire, then secondly, proper remediation, then cost recovery," Hochul told 2 On Your Side's Heather Ly in a phone interview Thursday morning.

Hochul said the EPA will continue to take air samples and test particles and dust from the site.

Previous testing done by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation shows the smell isn't a health hazard, although residents beg to differ.

Hochul plans to visit the site when she returns from Washington, D.C.



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