EXCLUSIVE: Birmingham recycling facility operating with expired permit, says ADEM

(Scott Packard/CBS42 News)
(Scott Packard/CBS42 News)

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – CBS42 news has learned a Birmingham recycling facility is operating without permit coverage from a state environmental agency.

According to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, KMAC Services General Permit expired in September 2012. The permit is needed to discharge storm water into Village Creek. The company says they have been discharging storm water because they understood the permit to be up-to-date. However, a written response ADEM sent CBS42 says otherwise.

“I don’t know their operational status but they do not have coverage under a valid permit to discharge stormwater from the site,” ADEM spokesperson Scott Hughes said.

CBS42 News will continue to follow this story and press KMAC and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management for answers.

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