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Yeager Airport Approves Removal of Landslide Area

Office of Governor Earl Ray Tomblin

Yeager Airport officials have hired a company to remove material from a man-made emergency overrun area that partially collapsed.

The Charleston Daily Mail reports airport officials approved an offer from Mingo County company S&E Clearing and Hydroseeding to remove more than 145,000 cubic yards of material.

The emergency overrun area is at the end of the Charleston hillside airport's runway. The March 12 landslide took out a church, an unoccupied home, power lines and trees. No one was injured.

Airport director Rick Atkinson says the airport's insurance company won't cover the estimated $855,000 cost of the removal work. Atkinson says an agreement with S&E includes a stipulation that payment will be part of any damages the airport seeks from the insurers of the structure's builders and engineers.

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