The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working to negotiate a plan for the $115 million project to clean up the San Jacinto Waste Pits in Texas, which could take over a year to finalize. The pits became a federal Superfund site in 2008, and it’s one of the 43 Superfund sites in the coastal areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.
The EPA will oversee the cleanup process of the waste pits, which is expected to take approximately 27 months and will include the removal of a large amount of dioxin and other toxins.
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The EPA estimates it could be a year before cleanup of the San Jacinto Waste Pits begins, as officials negotiate a plan with the potential responsible parties to tackle the $115 million project.
Such a plan is "obviously a significant piece of work and we need to work out all the details with the parties before signing an agreement," said John Meyer, EPA Region 6 Superfund branch chief, at a Monday night meeting in The Highlands.