Attica residents still waiting for answers
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ATTICA, N.Y. — Residents in Attica will have to wait at least another week for the for the EPA to release results of air quality studies related to an odor from a nearby plant.
The EPA was expected to release air quality study results this week, but at a Wednesday board meeting, Village of Attica officials told residents the EPA results won't be released for at least another week.
Many residents described illnesses which they attribute the odor coming from Hillcrest Industries and the materials they recycle at the facility.
Wednesday, the state DEC issued its own report, claiming "overall, the results do not indicate a health concern in the community from increased exposure to industrial solvent chemicals."
Some residents, meanwhile, say they are fed up with the process and are considering leaving the area.
"I'm choosing to leave my home," said resident Jacquie Hiczewski. "I'm very concerned with what they found. I had an independent study around my home and it did show glass particulates that were quite close to my house," she said.
"People need to stand up and we need to get answers because we're not getting answers," said Jeanne Gasbarrini.
“I keep saying soon, soon and I know the people are very frustrated in the Village," said Mayor William Lepsch.
Village officials say the EPA should release the results of the air quality studies sometime next week.