By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Neville Chemical Company was hit with an enforcement order after nearby residents complained of a strong smell last month.

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Multiple agencies responded to the Neville Chemical Company in the early morning hours of Sept. 2 after reports of a strong odor. Residents around the city of Pittsburgh and McKees Rocks told KDKA the smell made their eyes water and burn.

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According to the Health Department, Neville Chemical Company reported that one of its bottom valves leaked on a heat polymerization still, allowing raw material to enter a resin kettle and release a hydrocarbon mixture into the air.

All breakdowns at a permitted facility have to be reported within the hour. The Allegheny County Health Department says Neville Chemical Company took 33.

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The enforcement order says the company has 60 days to submit a corrective action plan ensuring that the same thing won’t happen again. It also has to pay a civil penalty of over $62,000.