Prattville – According to Prattville Mayor Jim Byard Jr., possible hazardous chemicals were found in an abandoned building on 112 Industrial Park Road on the city’s west side.
The site is located approximately one mile from the entrance of the International Paper Company.
Code Enforcement Officers, acting on a complaint by a City Councilman, recently found the structure unsecured and housing several containers with possible hazardous chemicals, the mayor said.
Byard also said that the City contacted the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) who evaluated the site and then called in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for assistance.
The EPA has begun an assessment to identify the chemicals and to develop a disposal method for those chemicals, continued Byard.
The mayor’s office went on to say that any questions about the issue should be directed to ADEM at (334) 271-7700 or the EPA at (404) 562-8293.
Article by Melissa Parker
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