Pelham business takes environmental action

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 3, 2006

A Pelham business is taking corrective action to remove gasoline, which leaked into soil from a storage tank.

According to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, Expressway Inc., located at 368 Turnberry Road, Birmingham was required to implement a corrective action plan for the remediation of soil and or groundwater, which resulted from the release from an underground storage tank located at 3071 Pelham Parkway.

The site was identified as facility ID Number 21228-117-001286, incident number UST04-07-04.

The proposed remediation method, according to ADEM, was to include a dual phase corrective action.

Manager Gerald Banks said wells were drilled to suck up the water with a vacuum so the gasoline could be burned off.

He said an engineering firm was hired to handle the remediation.

According to ADEM, copies of the corrective action are available for public inspection, but a fee for copying and or mailing may be charged and arrangements for copying should be made in advance.

The public is given 15 days from a Dec. 21 publication date of the notice to comment, which expires on Jan. 5.

The address for comments is:

Russell A. Kelly, Chief

Permits and Services Division, ADEM

1400 Coliseum Blvd.

(Mailing address: P.O. Box 301463; Zip 36130-1463) Montgomery, Alabama 36110-2059 (334) 271-7714