IEI details first steps of remediation in email to county

PARKERSBURG — A message to Wood County officials Wednesday details the first steps to secure and remediate the site of the IEI warehouse fire on Camden Avenue.

The email from Sunny Naik, accounts manager with SurNaik Holdings of WV, was received shortly before noon on Wednesday and lists steps for security, water management and solid waste management. It was released this morning during the Wood County Commission meeting.

Company employees are on site as night watch and a local security detail will be hired to monitor the site, Naik said in the email. Fencing was placed around the site Wednesday.

Naik said company officials are meeting with “local experts” to develop a water management plan and will be meeting with consultants today and tomorrow. A proposal will be given to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection for review.

Naik said the company is working with two landfill companies “to see who can handle the scope of the project” and specialists will perform material sampling and waste classification.

Naik called this “phase one” of the company’s plan of action.

For more information, read Friday’s edition of The Parkersburg News and Sentinel.