After many years of cleaning the San Jacinto River, and not doing enough, the Environmental Protection Agency is taking the job over.

October 2, 2023

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After many years of cleaning the San Jacinto River, and not doing enough, the Environmental Protection Agency is taking the job over.

Six years ago, the EPA ordered Waste Management and International Paper to remove tons of cancer-causing material from beside and beneath the San Jacinto River. However, even after 6,600 truckloads of waste have been hauled away, most of the toxins remain.

"The EPA is sounding the alarm they are done negotiating, and they are ready for this site to be cleaned up and that is exactly what we need, it is a ticking time bomb in the San Jacinto River,” said Jackie Medcalf of the Texas Health and Environment Alliance.

Now, according to Medcalf, the EPA is taking over the clean-up process and is not putting up with any more delays or alternatives.

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