ALABAMA POWER FINED FOR GROUNDWATER POLLUTION
The Alabama Department of Environmental Management proposed a $250,000 fine against Alabama Power for polluting groundwater near its coal ash pond in Gadsden.
The violations stem from water tests of 18 wells around the now closed ash pond on the Coosa river. The tests showed high levels of arsenic and radium.
Alabama Power says they reported the results and that there is no indication of any impact on drinking water sources.