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: 'Dasher's Light Show' Tickets Now On Sale For This Christmas Season
Neighbors have reportedly been complaining about the odor for months.READ MORE: Take Action Mon Valley Demands Answers After 2 Incidents Involving Police Officers In Homestead
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: Pittsburgh Department Of Public Works Looking For Artist To Help Design New Playground
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.