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.

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Neighbors have reportedly been complaining about the odor for months.

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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.

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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.