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Showing posts with label Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM). Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM). Show all posts

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

3M buys contaminated school property, still facing regulator scrutiny, lawsuits, grand jury


3M buys contaminated school property, still facing regulator scrutiny, lawsuits, grand jury


Article Excerpt: "... The negotiations apparently include the subject of discharges of PFAs chemicals into the Tennessee River – at levels beyond what 3M told regulators it was doing. The chemicals were made by 3M for decades, and are linked to variety of health problems, including some cancers. “The Company is authorized to discharge wastewater from its Decatur plant pursuant to the terms of a Clean Water Act National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit issued by ADEM,” 3M said in the filing. “The NPDES permit requires the Company to report on a monthly and quarterly basis the quality and quantity of pollutants discharged to the Tennessee River..."


Reference: whnt.com

Friday, July 19, 2019

Alabama Gov. Calls Out Environmental Agency Over Reported 3M Chemical Releases


Alabama Gov. Calls Out Environmental Agency Over Reported 3M Chemical Releases


Article Excerpt: "... Responding to media reports that 3M released pollution for years without state intervention or disclosure, Ivey told reporters in Huntsville on Wednesday that the Alabama Department of Environmental Management needs to present solutions to the problem. Ivey says the state doesn’t actually control the agency, which is overseen by a seven-member commission and..."


Reference: minnesota.cbslocal.com

Monday, June 24, 2019

Who does Alabama’s environmental watchdog work for? Not you.


Who does Alabama’s environmental watchdog work for? Not you.


Article Excerpt: "... ADEM Director Lance LeFleur rolled over like a dying fish in an Alabama river. When 3M self-reported toxins it had dumped in the Tennessee River, the agency he heads didn’t bother to tell anyone — including the people who drink from that river. A Huntsville TV reporter had to discover the 3M disclosure on her own and do the work for them..."


Reference: www.al.com