EXCLUSIVE: Birmingham company could potentially face ADEM penalties

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – A Birmingham recycling facility could potentially face penalties for operating outside of permit coverage, a state agency tells CBS42.

Stormwater from KMAC Services in North Birmingham is discharged into Village Creek. That water eventually feeds into the Black Warrior River, which is the source for much of our area’s drinking water. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management says the company’s permit coverage ran out September 30th 2012. The agency says discharges since then could violate regulations.

“Enforcement actions could range from a Warning Letter, to a Notice of Violation to an Administrative Order with civil penalty,” ADEM spokesperson Scott Hughes said.

ADEM has not said if it will seek action against KMAC. The Birmingham company has not been charged with a violation since at least 2007, according to ADEM.

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