U.S. Senator Doug Jones has sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency asking for the North Birmingham Superfund Site — the subject of a recent corruption trial — to be placed on the agency’s national priorities list, AL.com reports.
Jones joins Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin and U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell in making the request.
“It is now abundantly clear, as evidenced by the July 19, 2018 convictions of a former state legislator, a business executive and attorney on a number of federal charges including conspiracy, wire fraud and bribery, that the EPA’s initial public review process was undermined by an illegal misinformation scheme to prevent the North Birmingham site from being added to the NPL,” Jones said in his letter. “Residents of this community deserve better from their local, state and federal governments.”