UPDATE: Contractor conducting water-flow runoff test at IEI fire site

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WOOD COUNTY, W.Va. (WTAP) - Update: 4/19/2018 3:25 P.M.

With the six-month anniversary of the IEI Plastics fire approaching, the cleanup of the old Camden Avenue site continues.

The West Virginia Division of Environmental Protection says metal debris continues to be removed, with the metal being shipped to a recycling center in Columbus, Ohio.

DEP Spokesman Jake Glance says water on the property is being tested to determine whether its quality meets the discharge permit issued the company.


UPDATE: 03/28/18 12:25 P.M.

A contractor hired by IEI Plastics is currently testing the flow of water runoff from the site of last October's fire that destroyed the former Ames plant on Camden Avenue in Parkersburg.

A spokesman for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection confirmed the testing is taking place.

WTAP has received photos showing bright green water purportedly flowing toward the Little Kanawha from the IEI site.

The DEP spokesman referred questions to G.E.AR. Environmental Engineering Services, the company doing the work, but said the water in a photo he had seen appeared to be colored by a dye used by companies that do such environmental testing.


We saw some activity Wednesday at the IEI Plastics site, starting the long clean-up process ahead.

The company Terradon Engineering is working at the site where IEI Plastics caught fire and burned for eight days, three months ago.

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection says the company was there to sample materials. They say the company is determining what, if any, material is considered hazardous waste and what material is non-hazardous waste.

A state DEP official flew into Parkersburg yesterday in a state helicopter, but we have not yet confirmed that it was connected to the work starting at IEI.



 
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