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VA Clinic to Close Because of Air Quality Issues

Greenbrier Co. CBOC

A clinic that serves veterans in West Virginia and Virginia has closed again because of air quality issues.

The Beckley VA Medical Center announced the indefinite closure of the Greenbrier County Community Based Outpatient Clinic on Monday. Veterans served by the clinic in Maxwelton will have to travel to the hospital for care.

Hospital director Karin McGraw says air quality tests found formaldehyde levels above the recommended exposure limit in several parts of the clinic.

She also says several employees have continued to report air quality issues.

The clinic has been closed three times since June 2014 because of air quality.

The clinic serves about 2,400 veterans in Greenbrier, Monroe, Pocahontas and Summers counties in West Virginia, and in Alleghany County, Virginia.