Birmingham leaders to consider funding related to environmental cleanup


The Birmingham City Council will vote Tuesday on whether to approve more than $130,000 to help with the north Birmingham environmental cleanup.{}Part of the area is a declared EPA Superfund site, including Harriman Park, Collegeville and Fairmont neighborhoods.{}The district's representative William Parker is requesting the money to hire four consultants. They will help with issues including public relations, coordination of activities and grant-writing.{}City leaders will also vote on funding to continue legal help in the area.Parker, city leaders and community members will make an educational trip to a former Superfund site in South Carolina later this month.