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.
December 31st, 2007|
December 31, 2007
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.