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Continued Groundwater Pollution at Gadsden Proves That Cap-in-Place Does Not Work

Continued Groundwater Pollution at Gadsden Proves That Cap-in-Place Does Not Work

Alabama Power currently plans to cap-in-place all their coal ash pits statewide. We at Mobile Baykeeper maintain that this is not an effective solution - and now we have Alabama Power’s own reports, as well as a maximum fine from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), to back us up.

Alabama Power Receives Maximum Fine for Capped-in-Place Coal Ash Pit Leaking Arsenic, Radium into Nearby Groundwater

Alabama Power Receives Maximum Fine for Capped-in-Place Coal Ash Pit Leaking Arsenic, Radium into Nearby Groundwater

rsenic and radium are still leaking from Plant Gadsden’s unlined coal ash pit after Alabama Power closed it using the cap-in-place method. This is the same method the utility plans to use for Plant Barry’s coal ash pit, located just 25 miles north of Mobile on the Mobile River. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) proposed the maximum fine of $250,000 for Alabama Power’s violations at Plant Gadsden.  

What the Publix Grandman Triathlon Means to myTEAM TRIUMPH

What the Publix Grandman Triathlon Means to myTEAM TRIUMPH

The Publix Grandman Triathlon benefits two local nonprofits: Mobile Baykeeper and myTEAM TRIUMPH. myTEAM TRIUMPH is a 501(c)(3) non-profit assisted athletic program with chapters across the United States that believes that every person, regardless of disabilities, deserves to experience the joy of crossing the finish line.

The Endangered Species of Mobile Bay and the Alabama Gulf Coast

The Endangered Species of Mobile Bay and the Alabama Gulf Coast

Today is Endangered Species Day! Did you know that Mobile and Baldwin Counties are home to 23 species on the Threatened or Endangered Species List? Learn all about them on our blog!

The BP Oil Disaster: 9 Years Later

The BP Oil Disaster: 9 Years Later

Today marks the 9-year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, when over 200 million gallons of oil surged through the Gulf of Mexico for 87 days. The State of Alabama released an excellent progress report last year noting dollars spent on restoration, projects moving forward, data being collected, and prospects for the future. The more challenging part to explain is what it took to get here.