BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Comments on the draft air pollution permit renewal for ABC Coke, a Drummond Company, are due to health department officials by close of business (4:30 p.m.) Friday, April 18. A copy of the draft permit can be found here.
The Jefferson County Department of Health held a public hearing regarding the permit Monday, April 14. Dozens of interested residents affected by air pollution packed a small conference room at JCDH’s central office in Southside Birmingham. (GASP had requested the time and location of the hearing be changed to better accommodate residents’ needs, but that request was denied by JCDH.)
GASP will assist residents who believe their health and well-being has been affected by ABC Coke’s air pollution. Call 205-701-GASP (4277) to leave a message on the pollution hotline or email Kirsten Bryant as soon as possible to learn how GASP can can you file comments with JCDH before the deadline this Friday.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said at a public informational meeting that it will review the final permit issued by JCDH. Comments will be helpful in strengthening protections for those who live and work near ABC Coke.
Comments should be mailed to Air Pollution Control Engineer Corey Masuca or delivered to JCDH:
Jefferson County Department of Health
Environmental Health Services
Air & Radiation Protection Division
P.O. Box 2648
Birmingham, AL 35202
For more news about the Drummond Comany’s Title V operating permit for ABC Coke, click here.
Michael joined GASP in 2013 as communications specialist. He has lived in Birmingham since 2008, and is an active member of the Birmingham community. He’s a passionate advocate for health equity, civil rights and equality. He is currently serving as executive director. Email Michael