Biological Processors of Alabama located in Decatur, Alabama was referred to the Emergency Response and Removal Branch by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM). BPA is a centralized waste treatment facility that collected, treated and discharged wastes to the Decatur Waste Water Treatment Plant. Wastes reportedly exceeded the limitations established by the Decatur WWTP and discharging was halted. ADEM placed an order on the facility following the violations reported by the Decatur WTP. Attempts to contact the property owners and operators have been unsuccessful.
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On January 20, 2009 EPA On-Scene Coordinator Subash Patel visited the Site with representatives from ADEM.