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: Superior Court Upholds Prison Sentence For Monroeville Mall Shooter Tarod Thornhill
Neighbors have reportedly been complaining about the odor for months.READ MORE: Mayor Bill Peduto Commits Pittsburgh To Carbon Neutrality By 2050
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: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Health Department Reports 4,192 New Cases, 52 Additional Deaths
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.