Attica, NY (WBEN) As EPA crews try to break down that burning pile at a recycling plant in Attica, some more complaints about the odors are coming in.
"We probably have received four or five more complaints over the last few days," says Mike Basile with the EPA office in Buffalo. He spent the latter part of last week going door to door explaining what crews were going to do over the weekend in breaking down that 40 foot high, acre wide pile of burning recyclables. "Complaints are still the smell in the air," notes Basile, who says he didn't notice much of an odor when he was going door to door. But he admits residents still have to deal with the stench and steam. "When you have a 40 foot pile, that has a fire kindling underneath, you're going to smell some odors coming from underneath that pile," notes Basile.
Basile says crews will have another couple of days breaking down and deterimining how much of the pile can be segregated and watered down. "In three to four days, residents should no longer have to deal with the odor," predicts Basile.