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San Jacinto Waste Pits Update

By October 7, 2016 Advocacy

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its proposed plan to remediate the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund site on Galveston Bay. The plan recommends a complete removal of the dioxin contaminated material from the site. “We are proposing to remove contaminated material and provide the community with the most protective cleanup plan for the San Jacinto waste pits site” stated the EPA Regional Administrator in a press release

CCA Texas sent out an action alert email to our membership this past July, and thousands of you responded by sending in letters and emails to the EPA to address your concerns. We cannot thank you enough for your grassroots efforts in requesting that the EPA do everything within its power to require that the responsible parties take all necessary steps to ensure that this dangerous threat to Galveston Bay is removed entirely. We would also like to acknowledge our partners that pushed the EPA for this removal action, including (but not limited to) U.S. Representatives Brian Babin and Randy Weber, Texas State Senators Larry Taylor and Sylvia R. Garcia, Texas State Representatives Dennis Bonnen, Dr. Greg Bonnen, Wayne Faircloth, Ana Hernandez, Dade Phelan, Ed Thompson and Gene Wu, the Galveston Bay Foundation, Harris County and San Jacinto River Coalition.

Soon, CCA Texas will send out an action email alert for you to file your comments in support of the EPA’s proposed plan for a complete removal of the contaminated material from the site.  Please voice your support of the EPA plan and encourage others to join our grassroots effort to save Galveston Bay.

Again, we thank you for your support and dedication in protecting and conserving our Gulf Coast resources. It is through your hard work and dedication that these important efforts are possible.


photo courtesy of Galveston Bay Foundation