Residents still have questions months after chemical lab explosion

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POSTED: Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 8:00pm

UPDATED: Friday, January 25, 2013 - 11:31am

Residents living behind the remains of the leveled Monolyte Laboratories in Slaughter say they're starting to get frustrated waiting for answers.

"What are we up against basically is what they're (residents) asking," Gil Causey, who lives near the ruined chemical lab, asked.

Causey lives just a few houses down from the ruins of the chemical lab, and said many of his neighbors will tell you they're often assaulted with a strong chemical odor. Causey maintains he hasn't had a problem with the smell for a while, but did add he is more concerned with problems his senses may not be able to detect.

"I don't know what all was in that plant, what was blowing up, what was releasing in to the atmosphere from the explosions. So yeah, I am a little uneasy," Causey added.

And whether residents complaints were chemical in nature or not, everyone can agree on one issue they want resolved, answers to their questions and the road in to their neighborhood re-opened.

"Inconvenience is the biggest thing. I am ready for them to let life get back to normal. And tell us if something is bad, do we need to be aware of anything. Let us know something," Causey said.

We did reach out to the CEO and others at Monolyte Labs for comment today, but didn't get any response.

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I wish this story would be followed upon until we get some kind of answers.

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