pollution in Alabama
February 3, 2011 -
An independent report identifies 28 coal ash dump sites from Massachusetts to Nevada where hexavalent chromium has been detected in the groundwater at levels exceeding federal or state standards. Hexavalent chromium is one toxic waste product created by coal-fired power plants known to contain potentially dangerous levels of heavy metals, combustion byproducts and radioactive elements.
September 20, 2010 -
BP successfully killed its leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico but the effects of the oil spill can already be seen in coastal communities and ecosystems.
February 15, 2010 -
Alabama Attorney General Troy King (R) has joined with industrial interests to take TVA's side in the company's appeal of a U.S. District Court decision ordering four TVA plants -- one in Alabama and three in neighboring Tennessee -- to curb their air emissions.
December 2, 2009 -
A new report from Environment America finds that the nation's power plants are dirty as well as old -- and that those two characteristics tend to go hand in hand.
May 8, 2009 -
By Nina Jacinto, (reprinted from Wiretapmag.org)
April 16, 2009 -
A federal judge denied the Tennessee Valley Authority's appeal for more time to install pollution controls on coal-fired power plants in Alabama and Tennessee.
June 20, 2005 -
The Mobile Register has produced an excellent package of reports on mercury contamination in Alabama's "Chemical Alley," much of it originating at the Olin Corp.'s plant in McIntosh, Ala.