Texas Monthly: A Tale of Two Sites

Texas Monthly's April 2015 edition features an article about the ongoing battle to hold polluters accountable for environmental contamination at the site known as the San Jacinto Waste Pits.  

"The Harris County Attorney’s Office, which filed its civil suit against Waste Management, International Paper, and McGinnis Industrial Maintenance Corporation four years ago, has also continued to dog the EPA. Last May county attorney Vince Ryan submitted a letter on San Jacinto to the EPA’s National Remedy Review Board. Ryan pointed out gaping holes in the research the EPA had ordered the three companies to conduct. ... In July the EPA agreed that the companies’ science was insufficient and brought in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct its own research; the Corps is expected to complete its study this month."

A Tale of Two Sites tells the stories of residents turned activists who work to bring attention to the dangerous conditions that have caused illness and damaged the environment in their neighborhoods. The piece also highlights the Brio Superfund Site located in the Southbend neighborhood, another dumping ground for industrial waste. The Harris County Attorney's Office also worked with residents to advocate for the remediation of that site.

CLICK HERE to read the entire Texas Monthly article, A Tale of Two Sites.