Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan praised the announcement today that the design for cleaning up the San Jacinto River Waste Pits will begin. Ryan said that Harris County will review and comment on the plans as they proceed.
“We are grateful to see this process start,” said Ryan. “Our memorandum of understanding with the Environmental Protection Agency allows the County Attorney’s Office to remain involved with the cleanup process, which we have pursued for many years.”
The EPA announced today that the agency has reached an agreement with International Paper Company and McGinnes Industrial Maintenance Corporation to design the cleanup of the Superfund site. Those companies are the ones responsible for putting over 200,000 cubic yards of dangerous waste chemicals in pits near the San Jacinto River. They will pay for the cleanup.
Read the EPA news release here: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-announces-san-jacinto-river-waste-pits-cleanup-action