Anniston, AL – Tests show the Army's chemical weapons incinerator in Anniston discharged too many PCBs from its stack during trial burns. Westinghouse, which operates the incinerator, says the emissions were tiny and well within safety standards. But the Environmental Protection Agency wants more testing. Officials are trying to determine the source of the additional P-C-Bs. It is unclear whether the problem could cause the incinerator to shutdown.
Montgomery, AL – A House committee started an effort Wednesday to update a small portion of Alabama's constitution. The current document was ratified in 1901 and says the Legislature is required to "regulate and suppress dueling." The House Constitution and Elections Committee approved a bill that would remove that language. Representative Jeff McLaughlin says he introduced the bill simply to draw attention to the need to change Alabama's constitution. The bill now goes to the full House.