It’s a fact that companies all around us are using chemicals that are hazardous to our health. It’s simply unavoidable, you can’t make everything that companies do without using dangerous chemicals and substances. But the problems come when factories finish with those chemicals. How do they get rid of it?

A look at Garbage Mountain in Morgan County.

A look at Garbage Mountain in Morgan County.

I recently came across a story done by WHNT in Huntsville that did a good job explaining how dangerous chemicals ended up in the East Lawrence – West Morgan Water Authority’s supply. That’s the problem that cause the authority’s director to tell residents to stop drinking the water.

3M and other companies haven’t been using the chemicals, known as PFOA and PFOS, for years but they are still showing up in the water. Why? Well it’s because of how the chemicals were disposed of for years. WHNT visits a nearby landfill called Garbage Mountain and explains how it is where “3M dumped tons of industrial waste.”

WHNT was told that more contaminants can be found around the 3M property.

WHNT was told that more contaminants can be found around the 3M property.

Check out the story on WHNT’s website to see how this isn’t  a secret, in fact Alabama’s Department of Environmental Management has even approved the process. 

Lloyd