State acknowledges need for better sewage spill notification – a “study” and improved rules should follow

Helena Sewage Spill Birmingham Alabama

Yesterday, Alabama’s Environmental Management Commission (“EMC”) voted to deny a statewide petition filed by nine water protection groups to initiate rule-making to require better public notification of sewage spills and overflows.  In doing so, the EMC announced plans to study the issue and consider rule-making at a later date to improve public notification of sewage spills.

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