Marshall County Board of Education working to clear site after ADEM notice

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GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — The Marshall County Board of Education is working to comply with a notice of violation from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

ADEM is citing them for a pile of debris behind the central office building. Crews have been working to clear the debris dumped far behind the building in Guntersville since.

The movement comes after the site was brought to school board officials’ attention by ADEM. “They came in and said we had 30 days to provide a plan to clean up the site,” Superintendent Cindy Wigley says.

Wigley says she was made aware of the site through the notice her first week in office, in early January.

Officials believe the site is made up of lumber, cardboard, and other items.

The clean-up began shortly after the office got the notice. “We have to provide them with a plan, and it has to go to an approved site,” Wigley says.

Wigley says if they address the situation in a 30 day period, there will not be any fines associated. “I don’t think there’s hazardous materials, but certainly, something we need to clean up,” Wigley says.

The site is expected to be fully cleaned in the next few weeks.