Alabama Has One Of The Highest Water Pollution Rates In The Nation
July 1st, 2014|
The way of life we enjoy today would not be what it is without industrialization; however, the moves to gather and create a deeper pool of resources has come at the price of damaging the environment, and this puts us in harm’s way.
The extent of this damage was underestimated until a recent report was released by an environmental advocacy group, which shows 12. 3 million pounds of toxic chemicals were released into Alabama’s waterways in a year’s time. Reports indicate this was the fourth largest release of toxins in the nation.
Experts explain Alabama was in the top quarter of states that had the highest release of harmful chemicals that are known to cause cancer and other forms of Alabama environmental injury.
An article from Al.com points out that some of Alabama’s largest corporations are to blame for the high levels of pollution, including:
- ThyssenKrup Steel and Stainless Steel
- Georgia-Pacific Mills
- Huxford Pole and Timber Company
Researchers say that the Clean Water Act was put into place to prevent such pollution from occurring, but there seems to be a disconnect somewhere as little action is being taken to correct the problem.
In the meantime, the citizens of Alabama are the ones who are paying the price. That’s why the Birmingham personal injury attorneys at Norris Injury Lawyers encourage anyone who has been harmed as the result of toxic exposure to discuss your legal rights with a qualified attorney immediately. The firm is here to help. Call (888) 318-4245 or complete a free online consultation form on our website.