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Prichard Water Alabama News
ADEM bailing out Prichard Water Works and Sewer Board to the tune of $5.8 million after years of mismanagement and neglect

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) is providing the for repairs to water tanks and sewers, upgrades, design for future infrastructure and financial audits that are well overdue.

Frozen pipes Alabama News
ADEM warning: Dripping faucets causing utility challenges; Boil water notices in place

During this week’s deep freeze across Alabama, many residents were concerned their water pipes could freeze, so they kept their faucets dripping. However, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) said the demand is straining utility companies.

Plant Barry coal ash pond Alabama News
Does Alabama Power have enough 'power' to cover up toxic coal ash ponds?

A federal fight over coal ash contamination has environmental groups raising concerns over toxic materials coming from Alabama Power plants ending up in the ground and waterways.

Karen jensen Alabama News
Former Wilsonville Mayor McCarty on EPA denying coal ash ponds: ‘We need Big Brother to step in here’

The Environmental Protection Agency hosted a public hearing in Montgomery on Wednesday on a proposed denial of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management’s coal ash pond permit plan.

Hamilton, Ala. water Alabama News
State of emergency declared over contaminated Hamilton water system — Conditions reportedly improving

Conditions in the city of Hamilton are improving after the city declared a state of emergency on Friday morning due to a contamination of the city’s water supply.

Plant Berry Alabama News
EPA proposes denial of ‘less protective’ ADEM-Alabama Power plan to manage coal ash

The Biden administration is celebrating a proposed denial of Alabama’s ability to manage coal ash.

Moody Landfill Fire Alabama News
Moody landfill fire working group now taking public comments to determine what changes could be made

Months after a fire started underground at a Moody landfill, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management continues to address shortcomings that may have put the public at risk.

LANDFILL FIRE 2 Alabama News
ADEM director releases statement defending actions during Moody landfill fire disaster

The director of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) released a statement on the actions of ADEM concerning the Moody landfill fire that has been burning for months, causing air quality issues in St. Clair County and Jefferson County.

LANDFILL FIRE 5 Alabama News
Rally planned at Alabama Capitol by those impacted by Moody landfill fire

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said smoke from the Moody landfill fire has been neutralized by about 50%. They hope to have the fire out within the next month and within that time citizens plan to rally in Montgomery.

Contract approved Alabama News
Contract Review Committee approves PR contracts for Lt. Governor, Senate Pro Tem Offices

On Thursday, members of Alabama’s Contract Review Committee approved two public relations contracts for Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth and State Senate Pro-Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper).

water faucet Alabama News
ADEM asks residents to stop dripping faucets after freeze as water utilities struggle to keep up with increased demand

Running a water faucet at a slow drip has been a common way home and business owners have avoided frozen pipes, but it’s now — along with major leaks and other issues — led to a dangerous decrease in water supplies across the state.

1819 Creek 7 Alabama News
Residents concerned about development near tributary to Black Warrior River in west Jefferson County

In west Jefferson County sits a tributary to one of the area’s largest sources of drinking water. After heavy rains, commercial development in the area is taking a toll on the water source, according to concerned citizens.

Fisherman guy Alabama News
ADPH updates fish consumption advisories

ADPH and ADEM want Alabama fishermen to be aware of possible contaminants found in fish in many bodies of water in the state.