IEI information released

PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has released documents provided by IEI PLastics representatives that “purport to represent the contents of the IEI site” when a fire broke out there on Oct. 21.

“These documents reflect preliminary information,” Lawrence Messina, director of communications for the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, said in an email sent just after 4 p.m. “WV DEP believes these records do *NOT* satisfy the order that requires IEI to provide a detailed inventory.”

Messina adds that Incident Command has yet to determine whether the records do in fact represent “an accurate or up-to-date accounting of the site’s contents.”

The contents of the warehouse have been a significant concern to state and local officials and area residents as the fire at the former Ames plant on Camden Avenue burned for a little more than a week, sending plumes of smoke and noxious fumes into the air.

Today’s release was in response to multiple Freedom of Information Act requests, Messina said.

“IEI has since provided additional documents to WV DEP, and those are being reviewed to see if they can be released to media,” he said.

A copy of the files released are attached to this story.

Read more in Thursday’s edition of The Marietta Times.

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