Dear Mr. Holbert,
Thank you for your excellent article concerning Alabama Power and its reluctance to move the coal ash pit at the Mobile–Tensaw Delta. This is a real dangerous problem to us down here on Dauphin Island. A “crime” that needs to be addressed ASAP.
My home state is West Virginia, although I have lived on the island for many years. Now Dauphin Island is home. In West Virginia we had a similar situation to the Delta. A fly ash pit was built at the top of the mountain in Williamson. Heavy rains occurred. No one thought anything of it.
The pit was not built to required specifications and gave way. The town was destroyed. Lives were lost. This event was labeled “an act of God” by the coal company, and they were not found liable.
We have no choice but to depend on Alabama Power for electricity. When you have a utility that is a monopoly, the people are stuck. What can we do?
Answer: Get together as a group and do something to protect ourselves and all the people downstream. Let’s make sure the Alabama Water Pollution Control Act is enforced. Now before it is too late!
Patricia Bryant Grubbs
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