JEANNETTE, Pa. (KDKA) – The state Department of Environmental Protection gave a violation notice to a hemp-drying facility in Westmoreland County because of an odor coming from the building.
The Jeannette hemp drying facility Patriot Shield was issued a notice of violation for the odors on Oct. 7.READ MORE: Kid Rock To Make Summer Tour Stop At Star Lake
Neighbors have reportedly been complaining about the odor for months.READ MORE: PTL Links: Jan. 24, 2022
The company that runs the warehouse says it installed air scrubbers to help cut down on the smell but inspectors say it didn’t completely eliminate the problem.MORE NEWS: Route 28 Southbound Reopened After Multi-Vehicle Crash
It’s illegal for a person to emit a malodor that can be detected by people outside the property from where the smell is originating.