Community seeks answers after paint plant explosion in Columbus – NBC4 WCMH-TV

Posted: Aug 6, 2021 / 10:21 PM EDT / Up So far: Aug 6, 2021 / 10:22 PM EDT


Posted: Aug 6, 2021 / 10:21 PM EDTUp So far: Aug 6, 2021 / 10:22 PM EDT

Damage is seen following an in a single day explosion On the Yenkin-Majestic Paint plant, Thursday, April 8, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. One particular person was killed and a quantity of completely differents have been injured in an explosion and hearth Thursday On the paint producer’s plant in Ohio’s capital metropolis, hearthfighters said. Authorities in Columbus have been investigating what triggered the explosion shortly after midnight On the paint facility. (Joshua A. Bickel/The Columbus Dispatch by way of AP)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — After an explosion rocked the Yenkin-Majestic Paint Plant on East Leonard Avenue in April, killing one particular person, the neighborhood surrounding the plant wants options.

On Monday, group leaders will converse publicly Regarding the influence of the explosion on The supplies Of people’s houses, collectively with damaged house windows, jarred foundations, and poisonous gasoline, As properly as to completely different complaints.

The group Would actually like options to a quantity of questions, Based mostly on a media launch from The Shepard Community Affiliation. There Shall be an replace on the Ohio EPA’s investigation, The tactic round insurance coverage claims and compensation for residents, As properly as to subsequent steps with Yenkin-Majestic.

8 injured, 1 lifeless after 2-alarm hearth at paint manufacturing unit on Leonard Ave. in Columbus

The Shepard Community Affiliation and the North Central Space Fee (NCAC) are
supported by Rep. Dontavius Jarrells, Ohio Home of Recurrentatives (D-25).

They’ve requested Yenkin-Majestic liaison Mo Wright and Andrew Smith, CEO of Yenkin-Majestic To seem, reply questions, And current their response to the Ohio Environmental Safety Agency, The metropolis of
Columbus and Franklin County following statements from The world/group management, the media launch said.