Science & Health
10:49 am
Sat August 16, 2014

EPA to Begin Soil Removal at Some Birmingham Homes

The EPA will soon begin removing contaminated soil from about 30 homes as part of its cleanup at a Superfund site in Birmingham.

AL.com reports EPA officials announced the plans Friday and said the soil exceed higher risk levels where children are present in the Harriman Park, Collegeville and Fairmont communities in North Birmingham.

The Superfund declaration allows the EPA to investigate pollution in the area and force industries found responsible to either clean up the site or pay the government to do the work.

EPA officials also plan to interview residents living at the latest cleanup sites and continue speaking with affected residents.