Milwaukee neighborhood covered in demolition dust

>> EACH HALL IN THE KRUNNING POT SENDS ANOTHER BUNCH OF HISTORIC FROEDTERT-MALT CYLONS DOWN, BUT IT ALSO SENDS A CLOUD OF DUST OVER THE ADJACENT NEIGHBORHOOD. >> I CAME RIGHT IN MY EYES. MY EYES WERE ALL OF THIS GRIT. >> JUDY RADONSKI HAS LIVED IN THE SHADOW OF THE GREAT CYLONS FOR 50 YEARS. >> YOU WERE WORRIED ABOUT THIS. >> I’M WORRIED ABOUT IT. I AM WORRIED ABOUT MYSELF. I’M WORRIED ABOUT THE KIDS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. >> YOU CAN SEE RYKKET AND THE OUTSIDE JUST COVERING THIS TRACK, AND REALLY THIS ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOOD. NEIGHBORS SAY WHAT THEY BREATHED AS A RESULT OF THIS WORK. >> THIS IS ALL GRIT THAT GET THERE AND INTO OUR LUNGS. >> EDGAR DALECCIO SEEING THE TRANSPORTATION BUMPER FROM HIS PRESENT, HAS BEEN TRYING TO GET HELP IN LIMITING THE DUST. >> DO YOU FEEL THAT YOUR INTERESTS ARE IGNORED? >> VERY MUCH. VERY MUCH. >> THE CHALLENGE, HE SAYS, IS THAT THE DEMOLITION IS HAPPENING IN THE VILLAGE OF WEST MILWAUKEE BUT THE DUST IS OVER THE STREET IN THE CITY OF MILWAUKEE. RESIDENTS HAVE PRESSED THE CHAIRMAN OF WEST MILWAUKEE WITH THEIR CONCERNS. LEADERS OF THE CITY OF MILWAUKEE, HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND THE WISCONSIN DNR HAVE ALSO BEEN CONCERNED. THE DOWN COMPANY DID NOT IMMEDIATELY RESPOND TO 12 PRESS REQUESTS FOR COMMENT ON MONDAY, BUT OUR CAMERAS CAME AS CREWS QUICKLY DOWN THE SITE SEVERAL TIMES TO CONTAIN THE DUST. THE NEIGHBORS HAVE DECIDED THAT IT WASN’T ENOUGH TO FIX THEIR DECISIONS. >> I’M WORRIED ABOUT WHAT WE BREATHE, MY FAMILY, OUR NEIGHBORS, YOUR FRIENDS AND DEAF, EVEN OUR ANIMALS, OUR DOGS, YOU KNOW

Milwaukee neighborhood covered in demolition dust

Residents are concerned about what they are breathing

Demolition is underway at the iconic former Froedtert malt silo in West Milwaukee, but nearby residents say the wrecking ball’s work is leaving them under a cloud of dust.” I got the stuff right in my face. My eyes were all full of this grit,” said Judy Radonski, who has lived across the street from the giant silo for 50 years. “I’m worried about it. I’m worried about myself. I’m worried about the kids in the neighborhood, ” Radonski told WISN 12 News. Neighbor Edgar Daleccio pointed to several dust-covered homes and cars on his block and told WISN 12 News, “That’s all the grime coming from there and down into our lungs.” Daleccio says he’s been in contact with West Milwaukee Village officials, city leaders in Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are trying to get help to limit the dust. He says the challenge is about jurisdiction. The demolition is taking place in the village of West Milwaukee, but the dust is settling on a home across the street in the city of Milwaukee. The company handling the demolition did not immediately respond to WISN 12 News’ request for comment Monday, but workers were seen briefly cleaning the demolition site several times Monday, apparently to limit the dust. Neighbors, however, are concerned that it won’t be enough to ease their concerns. “I’m worried about what we’re breathing in,” Daleccio said. “My family, our neighbors, friends, even our animals, our dogs, you know?” Officials with both the Milwaukee and West Allis/West Milwaukee Health Departments tell WISN 12 News they haven’t had direct contact with the residents, but they are aware about that. due to neighbors’ concerns about the demolition dust.

Demolition is underway at the iconic former Froedtert malt silo in West Milwaukee, but nearby residents say the wrecking ball’s work is leaving them under a cloud of dust.

“I got the stuff right in my eyes. My eyes were all full of this crap,” said Judy Radonski, who has lived across the street from the giant silo for 50 years.

“I’m worried about it. I’m worried about myself. I’m worried about the kids in the neighborhood,” Radonski told WISN 12 News.

Neighbor Edgar Daleccio pointed to several dust-covered homes and cars on his block and told WISN 12 News, “It’s all the grime coming from there and down into our lungs.”

Daleccio says he has been in contact with West Milwaukee Village officials, Milwaukee city leaders and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to try to get help limiting the dust. He says the challenge is about jurisdiction. The demolition is taking place in the village of West Milwaukee, but the dust is settling on a house across the street in the city of Milwaukee.

The company handling the demolition did not immediately respond to WISN 12 News’ request for comment Monday, but workers were seen shoveling down the demolition site several times Monday, apparently to contain the dust. Neighbors are worried, however, that it won’t be enough to ease their concerns.

“I’m concerned about what we’re breathing in,” Daleccio said. “My family, our neighbors, friends, even our animals, our dogs, you know?”

Officials with both the Milwaukee and West Allis/West Milwaukee Health Departments tell WISN 12 News they haven’t contacted the residents directly, but they are aware of neighbors’ concerns about the demolition dust.

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