Holes Found at San Jacinto River Waste Pits Could Lead to Dioxin LeakHoles Found at San Jacinto River Waste Pits Could Lead to Dioxin Leak
March 15, 2016
The EPA confirms new holes have been discovered in the protective cap designed to keep tons of dioxin waste out of the San Jacinto river, at the super fund site known as the San Jacinto river waste pits in east Harris County. These exclusive pictures show the area where inspectors found five locations where the cancer-causing dioxin could escape.
In December, inspectors located a breach in the dump's Protective cap about the size of a small two story house.
The companies responsible for the dioxin claim it can be safely stored at its current location,despite the ongoing risk of hurricanes, and floods.