Hundreds of residents of north Birmingham should be receiving letters from federal environmental regulators detailing the results of contamination testing on their property.
The letters are headed for residents of the Harriman Park, Collegeville and Fairmont neighborhoods, which are locate in a federal Superfund area. That gives the Environmental Protection Agency the authority to clean industrial pollution and penalize companies found responsible.
EPA on-scene coordinator Jeff Crowley says the letters, which should arrive in the coming days, explain what was found in the residents' yards.
The EPA has also expanded the coverage area, adding additional 405 properties. There are now about 2,000 properties in the testing area.
Officials say property owners can contact the agency's Birmingham office for one-on-one explanations.
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