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EPA and JCDH to host a public meeting on North Birmingham, AL Air Quality

Release Date: 12/05/2011
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, (404) 562-8421, harris-young.dawn@epa.gov

(Atlanta, Ga. – Dec. 5, 2011) – On Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Jefferson County Department of Health (JCDH) will conduct a public meeting to discuss air quality issues in the North Birmingham area.

The meeting will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. CST with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. at the Hudson K-8 School. The school is located at 3300 F.L. Shuttlesworth Drive in Birmingham, Ala.

Brief presentations will be made concerning sources of air toxics and opportunities for community involvement in the process of permitting air pollution sources. The meeting will also provide an update concerning the ongoing air toxics monitoring project in the Fairmont, Collegeville, Harriman Park, and North Birmingham communities; offer a 2012 calendar for air toxics presentations of interest to residents; and distribute answers to questions posed at an earlier meeting held August 1, 2011.

These presentations will be followed by breakout sessions at which the community will be encouraged to share views on these topics.

Community members interested in obtaining additional information are encouraged to contact Ms. Barbara Newman with JCDH at 205-930-1254.