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Removal of Slide Area at W.Va. Airport to Start Monday


Work is scheduled to begin Monday on removing part of a manmade hillside at Yeager Airport that collapsed earlier this year.

A Kanawha County judge’s ruling in a lawsuit cleared the way for the work to begin.

Circuit Judge Joanna Tabit ruled on Friday that material collected from the site must be stored in the same place. Tabit also said all parties involved in the lawsuit must be notified before any testing of the material is done.

A portion of the emergency over-run area at the end of the airport’s runway collapsed on March 12. Airport officials are suing companies involved with the over-run area’s design and construction.

Meanwhile, Yeager announced on Saturday that executive director Rick Atkinson will resign, effective Monday.