"Monitors Show Months-Old Alabama Landfill Fire Polluting Air"

"MOODY, Ala. — An underground fire at an Alabama landfill has continued to pollute the air in eastern parts of the Birmingham region more than 50 days after a fire began underground, according to air quality monitors.

The monitors surrounding the Moody landfill are detecting pollution and neighbors are still complaining about smoke, local news outlets reported.

The air quality monitor closest to the fire registered unhealthy conditions on Monday morning, AL.com reported, although the monitor later reported improving air quality. Another air quality monitor in Trussville showed pollution levels that are acceptable, but may present a risk for some people with 24 hours or more of exposure, especially those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.

In late December, air quality readings well over the threshold for hazardous, which is worse than the unhealthy level, were common near the fire."

The Associated Press had the story January 16, 2023.

Source: AP, 01/17/2023