Galion residents worry about safety of destroyed manufacturing plant

GALION, OH (WCMH) — What has been an eyesore for years has now become an even bigger concern for some residents living on South Market Street in Galion.

On Tuesday yellow caution tape and signs warning of asbestos were put up at the site of the former Eagle Crusher manufacturing plant which was torn down in 2009.

Currently a very large area of debris including bricks, pieces of concrete and other building materials has been piled up on the site ever since the plant shutdown.


Residents are now wondering why the danger signs were placed there and are hoping it all means the site will finally be cleaned up soon.

According to Galion city officials, the property is owned by Recycling Creations, a Marion Company.

Galion Mayor, Tom O’Leary, said there is no current health risk to area residents as long as the pile of debris is not disturbed.

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