EPA to Hold an Availability Session Regarding the Huntsville Gas Company Site, Huntsville, Alabama
Release Date: 01/21/2011
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, (404) 562-8421, firstname.lastname@example.org
Representatives from EPA, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, the Huntsville Housing Authority and Alagasco will be available to provide information and answer questions about upcoming site activities.
The Huntsville Gas Company site is comprised of approximately three acres and is located at 414-424 Dallas Avenue, Northwest in Huntsville. Historical information indicates that a corporation at the facility, originally known as Huntsville Gas Light Company, manufactured gas, primarily from coal, using a process known as coal gasification. In 1902, after an asset transfer to the Huntsville Gas Company (HGC), the facility continued to operate using the same process. After a series of mergers HGC became the Alabama Gas Corporation, commonly known as Alagasco. The Huntsville MGP was in operation from approximately 1872 to approximately 1946.
Community members interested in obtaining additional information are encouraged to contact Sherryl A. Carbonaro, EPA Community Involvement Coordinator, at (678) 575-7355.
For more information about the Site, please visit http://www.epaosc.org/hgc.
ATTENTION: A media availability session will be held prior to the public availability session on Thursday, January 27, 2011 to allow officials to answer questions from the media. The media session is scheduled from 6:00 until 6:30 p.m. at the Searcy Homes Office Building, 426 Dallas Ave., NW, Huntsville, Ala. Site representatives will be available to answer media questions concerning the upcoming site activities. This arrangement will allow for the public to use the entire availability session to get information and have their questions answered.