Birmingham noted for high air pollution rate - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Birmingham noted for high air pollution rate

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The city of Birmingham places near the top of a new list on air pollution yet again.

The American Lung Association says the Magic City is in the top five worst for particle pollution. The Lung Association says cleaner diesel engines and controls on coal-fired power plants are helping.

Alabama Power is close to completing a $1.7 billion project to improve air quality. Six scrubbers are already operating and the seventh will come on line next year.

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