environmental harm

City at risk of violating EPA rule

by nil | March 18th, 2008

March 14, 2008

The Huntsville Times reported that new limits on ozone levels are set below the city’s average reading, and residents may be at risk of Huntsville environmental injuries.

Huntsville’s environmental danger may be violating federal ozone standards for the first time since the passage of the Clean Air Act in 1970.

While North Alabama is in the midst of a drought, Huntsville’s air pollution levels may remain above the new EPA standard for a while, which could get the city tagged as a “nonattainment” area for ozone.

An official with Alabama Environmental Management Commission member from Huntsville said the board will try to stay in compliance with the tighter standards as it governs the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and sets policies for the state in the hopes of avoiding Alabama environmental injuries.

Sewage spill could cause Alabama environmental injuries

by nil | December 31st, 2007

December 31, 2007

A Sunday sewage spill was reported by the Baldwin County Health Department, warning of potential Alabama environmental injuries, according to the Press-Register.

The health department received a report from North Baldwin Utilities notifying them of the spill. An unknown amount of sewage was being discharged into a nearby creek after a mechanical problem and heavy rainfall.

Residents are urged to exercise caution to avoid Alabama environmental injuries when using the creek for recreation and to cook any fish or seafood caught nearby thoroughly and to wash hands after handling it.

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