Drummond Coal's ABC Coke plant is at the heart of a bribery scandal that has led to prison terms for the three people and ethics charges against two more. (Credit: Matt Smith)

From coal lobbyists to community leaders—the plot to keep Birmingham polluted

"It almost makes you think that everyone has a price"

Editor's note: This is part two of a two-part series on a recent bribery trial over a toxic Superfund site in Birmingham, Alabama. Read part one here.

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Charlie Powell (Credit: Matt Smith)

Pollution, prejudice and profiteering politicians in Birmingham, Alabama

Editor's note: This is part one of a two-part series on a recent bribery trial over a toxic Superfund site in Birmingham, Alabama. Read part two here.

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