Tarrant community concerned over pollution from ABC Coke Plant

TARRANT, Ala. (WIAT) — People in part of North Birmingham claim coke plants in the area have negatively impacted their health.

As such, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared the area a Superfund site and is cleaning contaminated soil. But the Tarrant community, which is less than a mile away from that area, isn’t part of that effort.

Now concerned community members want answers.

The Jefferson County Health Department and EPA held an informational session for the Tarrant community on Monday night.

The ABC Coke plant is in Tarrant and their permit is up for renewal this year. Before that happens, the health department and EPA want to make sure all concerns are heard.

They will hold a public hearing on April 14, 2014 at 1 p.m. at 1400 6th Avenue South in Birmingham.

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