Searching for ‘Forever Chemicals’ From an Endless Landfill Fire

This story originally appeared on Inside Climate News and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

When Danielle Cusimano brought her newborn baby, Saylor, home from the hospital in December 2022, it was hard to keep the smoke out.

The Cusimano family lived a few miles from the site of the Moody landfill just northeast of Birmingham, Alabama, where a month earlier, in November 2022, a fire had sparked to the surface, causing a blaze that covered dozens of acres and, in places, burned as deep as 150 feet, according to fire officials.

That fire, which more than a year later has not been fully extinguished, billowed thick, dark smoke for months.

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