The Environmental Protection Agency, Birmingham officials and community leaders toured North Birmingham on Monday to observe the cleanup effort involving the removal of contaminated soil from the Collegeville, Harriman Park and Fairmont communities.
About 40 people from Birmingham are on their way to Spartanburg, South Carolina hoping to learn more about how that city handled a chemical contamination like the one in Birmingham's Collegeville neighborhood.
Monday EPA officials and Congresswoman Terri Sewell toured the Collegeville testing site. The EPA plans to test soil samples at around 1,500 sites in the Collegeville area, testing for possible pollution from several current or former industrial plants in the area.
Several north Birmingham community members are wondering if they have been exposed to environmental poison. The Environmental Protection Agency is concerned about possible contamination around the Walter Coke Plant...