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Mobile Bay Coal Ash Hearing March 30 in Saraland

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) has announced a public hearing on Plant Barry’s toxic, leaking coal ash pit. The hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 30th at 6:00 PM at the Hampton Inn in Saraland.
The coal ash pit at Plant Barry holds more than 21 million tons of toxic coal ash — that’s 20 times the volume of the BP Oil Disaster, only this time it’s upstream of the Bay.
Alabama Power’s own monitoring at Plant Barry has found numerous illegal and ongoing groundwater violations, including arsenic levels more than 800% above the legal limit.
Public hearings just like this one turned the tide in other Southeastern states. Now, it’s Alabama’s turn! Will you show up for your economy, community, and way of life?


Mobile Baykeeper has spent more than six years researching and investigating the coal-ash pond at Alabama Power’s Plant Barry. Our sampling efforts and research has clearly and consistently pointed toward one solution: the removal of coal ash to upland, lined landfills and/or recycling of the coal ash into concrete. Multiple Southern utilities, including Alabama Power’s own sister company, Georgia Power, agree.


You can help protect the Mobile Bay Watershed during this critical time. Here are a few things you can do to help:

To learn more about this urgent issue, you can visit our website, read the FAQ, or watch this video.
Thank you for your commitment to clean water, clean air, and healthy communities in Coastal Alabama.
The Mobile Baykeeper Team

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