Birmingham was built as an industrial center with iron and steel manufacturing and mining operations serving as the area’s core businesses. Those industries have been scaled back as time has passed but the impact of those industries remain, as do some of the major players. The impact of those industries is substantial on the city’s reputation, and also on its environment.
Pollution is not just a problem in Birmingham. We have worked on cases across the state where companies have damaged our communities through deliberate actions or through a disregard for the consequences of their production. The harmful impacts can be seen in the air, in the water, and in contaminated soil. Read through these examples of pollution in our communities and let us know how we can protect your rights and how we can help force polluters to clean up any messes in your community. Gathings Law can be reached at 205-322-1201 or through our contact page.
The air we breathe in the Birmingham area is among the dirtiest in the country, according to the American Lung Association. Alabamians suffer health impacts because of the high levels of particle pollution and high levels of ozone. The pollution can damage property and has even forced the Birmingham City Schools to delay building a new school in North Birmingham. Major industries continue to put out significant amounts of pollutants everyday, though there have been great strides made in the area over the past several decades. Click here to read more about air pollution problems in our communities and how Gathings Law is trying to help.
There are some forms of pollution that are easy to see, smoke coming from a smokestack or chimney, or oil washing ashore on a beach. But other kinds of pollution, such as soil and water contamination can be just as damaging and are more difficult to see. Gathings Law has worked with clients across the state to recover damages due to toxic substances getting into the soil and groundwater and to make sure those toxins are cleaned up. Click here to learn more about examples of contamination in Birmingham and across the state, and the work done by Gathings Law to help communities recover.