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A Toast to Clean Air
The week of November 15, 1971 was a historic turning point for the city of Birmingham. Pollution from the Magic City’s heavy industry combined to create a public health crisis, with pollution levels reaching unprecedented levels. The newly formed EPA came to town to exercise its authority under the Clean Air Act. On November 18, U.S. District Court Judge Sam C. Pointer, Jr., signed a restraining order halting industry operations. The crisis was finally abated.
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1214 81st Street South, Birmingham, AL 35206