Moody landfill fire: State of Emergency declared

Published: Jan. 2, 2023 at 2:29 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 5, 2023 at 3:27 PM CST
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ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - The St. Clair County Commission passed an emergency resolution on Tuesday that gives them permission to be on the site of the Moody Landfill which has been in flames, for weeks.

ORIGINAL STORY: The St. Clair County Commission held an emergency meeting Tuesday, January 3 to discuss the fire that has been burning at the Moody landfill for over a month.

Chairman of the commission, Stan Batemon, said the county could not move forward until they had permission from the state, which they received last week.

Three items were on today’s agenda:

1. The commission will enter into an executive session to discuss litigation and details on what exactly the county has the authority to do.

2. Approve a resolution to declare the existence of an emergency.

3. The commission will decide what further action to take to address the emergency conditions.

Public comments were not held during the meeting, but Batemon was available afterward to talk with anyone who has concerns or questions.

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management has released inspection reports as of November and December 2022.

Read the full reports below.

November 28, 2022 Report

December 15, 2022 Report

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