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Albemarle Supervisor Assesses CHO Blasting Effects

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An Albemarle County supervisor got an up close and personal look at damage people claim is being caused by blasting at the airport Thursday.

The people living in the Walnut Hill area near the airport say they will not pay for the damages at their homes. Airport neighbors have issues with the frequency and intensity of the blasting which is for a runway extension project. The blasting started in October 2012 and will likely continue through this November.

Supervisor Dennis Rooker was in the area Thursday during a blast. He heard it and felt it. He then toured a house with damage.

"It's the kind of damage you see from a small earthquake. They have a window that's broken.  They have tiles that have cracked on their floor in the basement," said Rooker.

Rooker says an assessment needs to be done to see if the blasting intensity can be reduced. He also says homeowners need to be compensated.

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