January 29th, 2008|
January 29, 2008
Yesterday, the Alabama Supreme Court voted to allow workers who have suffered health problems several years after being exposed to certain chemicals to pursue legal action for their injuries. Previously, workers only had the opportunity to file suit after the last exposure to a dangerous chemical. Because many Alabama environmental injuries and illnesses do not show symptoms until several years later, many workers were not able to get the help they needed.
While this is good news for those who have suffered Alabama environmental injuries, some local attorneys say that proving illnesses that was caused by an earlier exposure may be difficult.
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.