For years, the Texas Health and Environment Alliance has been fighting for the cleanup of the San Jacinto Waste Pits in Houston, which are allegedly harmful to residents’ health and properties. But companies including Waste Management of Texas Inc., Waste Management Inc. and McGinnes Industrial Maintenance Corporation have been fighting against the cleanup, secretly bankrolling local groups that opposed the complete removal of the pits.
At the end of last year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it was working to negotiate a plan for the $115 million cleanup project. And on January 30, the EPA will hold a public meeting to inform residents on the next steps for the cleanup project.
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The Texas Health and Environment Alliance has been fighting for years for the cleanup of the San Jacinto River with Executive Director Jackie Young leading the charge.
“We are a community led effort working to see that the San Jacinto River waste pits are fully removed,” said Young.
The companies involved, Waste Management of Texas Inc., Waste Management Inc., and McGinnes Industrial Maintenance Corporation, have been fighting the organizations removal cleanup plan.