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PAWTUCKET â€” Frustrated that no action has been taken to address longstanding complaints from neighbors about emissions from the Key Container Corporation on Campbell Street, the City Council wants to see if state and federal authorities can be brought in to investigate the air quality.
According to Councilor Albert Vitali, neighbors of the corrugated box manufacturer have been complaining about various issues regarding soot and odor from its smoke stack, noise from trucks coming and going and trash being left around the property dating back to eight years or more when he was the district councilor. He said he and current District 3 Councilor Christopher O'Neill are still receiving complaints, particularly about emissions of soot from the company's smoke stack.
Vitali said that he, as councilor at-large, and O'Neill held a neighborhood meeting in May, which was well attended, and where Key Container owner David Strauss and other company representatives listened to the complaints and answered questions. The family-owned company, located off the George Bennett Industrial Highway, has been a maker of corrugated boxes and packaging for over 40 years.
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