Mayor Woodfin requests B'ham Superfund Site to be placed on National Priorities List

Mayor to ask EPA for priority status

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Mayor Woodfin sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requesting for the North Birmingham 35th Avenue Superfund Site to be placed on the National Priorities List.

"Thousands remain at risk, including the 1,070 people living in 394 public housing units and 7851 children attending Hudson K-8 school," Woodfin said.

A town hall meeting was held Tuesday for District 4 residents where Woodfin read his request letter in its entirety. He said the dangerous conditions at the North Birmingham 35th Ave. Superfund Site doesn't just affect that neighborhood but the entire city.

"And everything about it is morally wrong. So we as elected officials have an obligation to protect the residents that live in this city.  And I want y'all to know that we're going to go to bat, and we're taking this all the way to the White House if we have to," says Woodfin.

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