Excavation for RSA Energy Plant at Monroe and McDonough; PCE found
1993 - 2003
ADEM and EPA investigated site; evaluated cleanup options; City passed ordinance for no wells downtown.
2008 - 2010
EPA began supplemental investigation and identified four Potentially Responsible Parties. Montgomery Water Works closed well field and relocated wells away from downtown.
2011 - 2012
Potential Indoor Air Quality issues identified at County Annex III building and Attorney General Buildings. Tests showed no identified contaminants exceeded health screening levels. Remedies implemented at both buildings.
2012 - 2015
City of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Montgomery Water Works Board, State of Alabama and Montgomery Advertiser form Downtown Alliance. Negotiate repayment of EPA past costs and sign agreement with ADEM to complete investigation.
March 2016 - ADEM Approval of Community Involvement and Outreach Plan
May 2016 - ADEM Approval of Technical Work Plan
July 2016 - Begin field work to implement Technical Work Plan
September 2016 - Begin Phase II Field Work to evaluate potential for vapor migration from the groundwater
December 2016 -Conduct Phase II water level monitoring
February 2017 - Conduct wet weather seasonal evaluation of groundwater and river levels.
May 2017 - Submit Environmental Investigation Report to ADEM.
July 2017 - ADEM comments on Environmental Investigation Report.
October 2017 - DEA submits final Supplemental Environmental Invesigation Report.
March 2018-ADEM Concurrence of Environmental Investigation Report
July 2018-DEA submits Risk Assessment/Alternatives Analysis
October 2018-DEA submits revisions to Risk Assessment Comments
February 2019-DEA submits Final Risk Assessment/Alternatives Analysis
March 2019-ADEM Concurrence of Risk Assessment
May 2019-DEA submits Draft Institutional Controls Plan
July 2019-DEA submits Final Institutional Controls Plan
August 2019-ADEM concurrence with Institutional Controls Plan
October 2019-DEA submits Remedial Action Report
November 2019-ADEM concurrence with Remedial Action Report
Are there exceptions?
Yes. “Essential activities,” like visiting a health or veterinary care professional, obtaining medical supplies or medication, or delivering/obtaining grocery items are exceptions and will not be in violation of the curfew.
Other exemptions include:
Travelling home from out-of-town
Leaving Montgomery to return to your home outside of our city
Passing through (including getting gas) from outside Montgomery to your home outside of our city
You’re exempted. The curfew does not apply to people supplying or restocking businesses, including home improvement, groceries, fuel delivery locations, pharmacies or other retailers offering emergency supplies, transportation of fuels, movement of equipment and personnel for the provision of humanitarian support, and movement of equipment necessary for the protection of critical infrastructure or public safety.
Why did the city of Montgomery invoke a curfew?
Mayor Steven L. Reed and the Montgomery City Council invoked a nightly curfew. View the orderfor Montgomery, effective since March 27. The curfew will be in effect every night from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. until further notice.
This curfew is an effort to lessen the effects of community spread of the Coronavirus by preventing social gatherings and unsafe activities that could increase our exposure to COVID-19.
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