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Months-long EPA cleanup set to begin this week in north Birmingham

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An EPA cleanup in north Birmingham is scheduled to begin this week and continue until September. Source: WBRC video An EPA cleanup in north Birmingham is scheduled to begin this week and continue until September. Source: WBRC video
EPA crews plan to haul away contaminated dirt on 50 pieces of property in Collegeville, Fairmount and Harriman Park. Source: WBRC video EPA crews plan to haul away contaminated dirt on 50 pieces of property in Collegeville, Fairmount and Harriman Park. Source: WBRC video
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Later this week, the Environmental Protection Agency will begin a serious cleanup effort in north Birmingham.

The EPA began to stage equipment at the site of the old Carver High School on Monday. The group plans to haul off contaminated dirt on 50 pieces of property.

The cleanup work will start Tuesday or Wednesday and should last until September. The work will cover the communities of Collegeville, Fairmount and Harriman Park.

During a town hall meeting at the new Pratt City Library, Alabama Congresswoman Terri Sewell announced the cleanup should bring relief to homeowners in north Birmingham.

"We will be working vigilantly to make sure EPA stick to its timetable and will continue to work with the community to make sure we address this injustice," Sewell said.

An EPA representative said the agency is still securing rights from some of the homeowners to begin the cleanup work.

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