The Milwaukee neighborhood is covered in demolition dust

>> WITH EVERY COLLAR OF THE WRECKING BALL, ANOTHER PIECE OF THE HISTORICAL FROEDERTERT MALT SILOS BUT ALSO A CLOUD OF DUST COMES OVER THE ADJACENT QUARTER. >> I HAVE THIS STUFF RIGHT IN MY EYES. MY EYES WERE FULL OF THIS GRIT. >> JUDY RADONSKI HAS LIVED IN THE SHADOWS OF MASSIVE SILOS FOR 50 YEARS. >> THAT’S WHAT YOU CONCERN. >> I AM CONCERNED ABOUT THIS. I’m worried about myself I’m worried about the kids in the neighborhood. >> YOU CAN SEE THE DUST AND DIRT THAT COVER ONLY THIS TRUCK AND REALLY THIS WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD. NEIGHBORS SAY THAT THEY BREATHED IN THE RESULT OF THIS WORK. >> THIS IS THE GRID COMING FROM OVER THERE AND INTO OUR LUNGS. >> EDGAR DALECCIO, SEEING THE Wrecking Ball From His Front Porch, Tried To Get Help Containing The Dust. >> DO YOU FEEL NEEDED TO RETURN YOUR CONCERNS? >> VERY MUCH. VERY MUCH. >>THE CHALLENGE, HE SAYS, IS THE DEMOLITION WILL BE PERFORMED IN THE VILLAGE OF WEST MILWAUKEE BUT THE DUST SETTLED ON THE STREET IN THE CITY OF MILWAUKEE. RESIDENTS HAVE CONSIDERED WEST MILWAUKEE OFFICIALS OF THEIR CONCERNS. MILWAUKEE CITY LEADERS, HEALTH OFFICIALS AND THE WISCONSIN DNR WERE ALSO CONTACTED. THE DEMOLITION COMPANY DID NOT IMMEDIATELY RESPONSE TO 12 NEWS REQUESTS FOR COMMENT ON MONDAY, BUT OUR CAMERAS DETECTED TEAMS WHO WASHED THE SITE BRIEFLY ON TIMES TO LIMIT THE DUST. HOWEVER, NEIGHBORS CONCERN THAT THIS WILL NOT BE ENOUGH TO DESTROY THEIR CONCERN. >> I WORRY ABOUT WHAT WE BREATH, MY FAMILY, OUR NEIGHBORS, THEIR FRIENDS AND THINGS EVEN OUR ANIMALS, OUR DOGS, YOU KNOW

The Milwaukee neighborhood is covered in demolition dust

Local residents worry about what they breathe

Demolition work continues on the iconic former Froedtert malt silos in West Milwaukee, but nearby residents say the wrecking ball’s work leaves them under a cloud of dust. “I got that stuff right in my eyes. My eyes were full of grit,” said Judy Radonski, who has lived across the street from the giant silos for 50 years. “I’m worried. 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 houses and cars on his block and told WISN 12 News, “That is all the dirt that’s going from over there into our lungs.” Daleccio says he’s been in contact with West Milwaukee Village officials, Milwaukee city leaders and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in trying to get help to stop the Limiting dust. The challenge, he says, is one of jurisdiction. The demolition is taking place in the village of West Milwaukee, but the dust is settling on homes across the street in the city of Milwaukee. did not immediately respond to WISN 12 News’ request for comment Monday, but work teams were seen On Monday, I briefly hosed down the demolition site several times, apparently around de n contain dust. However, neighbors fear this will not be enough to allay their concerns. “I worry about what we’re breathing in,” Daleccio said. “My family, our neighbors, friends, even our animals, our dogs, you know?” Milwaukee and West Allis/West Milwaukee Health Department officials tell WISN 12 News they were not directly contacted by residents but are aware the neighbors’ concerns about the construction dust.

The iconic former Froedtert malt silos in West Milwaukee are currently being demolished, but nearby residents say the wrecking ball’s work is leaving them under a cloud of dust.

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

“I worry 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 houses and cars on his block and told WISN 12 News, “That’s all the dirt that’s getting into our lungs from over there.”

Daleccio says he has been in contact with West Milwaukee Village officials, Milwaukee city leaders and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for help to contain the dust. The challenge, he says, is one of jurisdiction. The demolition is taking place in the village of West Milwaukee, but dust settles on homes across the street in the city of Milwaukee.

The company that carried out the demolition did not immediately respond to WISN 12 News’ request for comment Monday, but work crews were seen briefly hose down the demolition site several times Monday, apparently to limit the dust. However, neighbors fear this will not be enough to allay their concerns.

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

Officials from the Milwaukee and West Allis/West Milwaukee Health Departments told WISN 12 News they were not directly contacted by residents but are aware of neighbors’ concerns about the demolition dust.

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