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