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Alabama Agricultural Protection Act

ALABAMA CODE
TITLE 6 CIVIL PRACTICE
CHAPTER 5 ACTIONS
ARTICLE 9 NUISANCES
Division 1 General Provisions

6-5-127 When agricultural, manufacturing and industrial plants or establishments and farming operation facilities not deemed nuisances after operating one year; effect of section on municipal ordinances.

(a) No agricultural, manufacturing or other industrial plant or establishment, or any farming operation facility, any of its appurtenances or the operation thereof shall be or become a nuisance, private or public, by any changed conditions in and about the locality thereof after the same has been in operation for more than one year when such plant, facility, or establishment, its appurtenances or the operation thereof was not a nuisance at the time the operation thereof began; provided, that the provisions of this subsection shall not apply whenever a nuisance results from the negligent or improper operation of any such plant, establishment, or any farming operation facility, or any of its appurtenances.

(b) The provisions of subsection (a) of this section shall not affect or defeat the right of any person, firm, or corporation to recover damages for any injuries or damage sustained by them on account of any pollution of, or change in the condition of, the waters of any stream or on account of any overflow of the lands of any person, firm, or corporation.

(c) Any and all ordinances now or hereafter adopted by any municipal corporation in which such plant is located, operating to make the operation of any such plant, establishment, or any farming operation facility, or its appurtenances a nuisance or providing for an abatement thereof as a nuisance in the circumstances set forth in this section are, and shall be, null and void; provided, that the provisions of this subsection shall not apply whenever a nuisance results from the negligent or improper operation of any such plant, establishment, or any farming operation facility, or any of its appurtenances.

(d) This section shall not be construed to invalidate any contracts heretofore made, but, insofar as contracts are concerned, is only applicable to contracts and agreements to be made in the future.

Enacted in 1978 .
Reviewed by AAHS in June 2001.



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