Public comments sought on ADEM director’s job performance

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MONTGOMERY, Ala (WIAT) – The Alabama Environmental Management Commission is seeking public input on the job performance of Alabama Department of Environmental Management Director Lance LeFleur.

AEMC Commissioner Dr. Samuel Miller announced the request at a meeting on Monday.

This comes after LeFleur received public criticism following a sewage spill from a Tyson Foods, Inc. Plant in Hanceville. The spill resulted in a massive fish kill on the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River.

Since that time, many residents living in Walker County have reported feeling sick after drinking and using the water that has a bad smell and taste. Despite that, Jasper Water Works and Sewer Board and ADEM say the water is safe to drink. 

You can submit comments on LeFleur’s job performance via email to aemc@adem.alabama.gov. Emails should include the subject line, “ADEM Director Job Performance Evaluation.” 

You can submit comments by mail to Alabama Environmental Management Commission, Attention: Personnel Committee, P.O. Box 301463, Montgomery, AL 36130.

Submissions must be received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31. The annual review pertains to LeFleur’s job performance between Oct. 20, 2018, and July 31, 2019.

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