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ADEM Fines Decatur-Morgan Landfill for Inadequate Soil Coverage

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Officials from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management have fined the city of Decatur after inspectors discovered numerous violations at the Decatur-Morgan Landfill.

According to news reports, the agency also found "fluid seeping into a creek" coming from the site, which the city oversees. A corrective action plan must be submitted by early March, and the city must pay more than $30,000 in fines.

Inspectors also found city workers failed to provide an adequate amount of soil cover at the end of the day.

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