Remove San Jacinto River Toxic Waste

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TAKE ACTION NOW TO PROTECT GALVESTON BAY! SEND YOUR COMMENTS SUPPORTING EPA’S PROPOSED PLAN TO REMOVE THE DIOXIN FROM THE SAN JACINTO RIVER BY JANUARY 12TH!

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced their proposed plan to remove the dioxin-contaminated wastes from the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund Site in Channelview. Galveston Bay Foundation applauds EPA’s proposed plan because removal is the only correct and permanent cleanup solution that will protect the Bay and its users. However, the battle has not yet been won!

The EPA will base their final decision in part on comments it receives during the official public comment period from September 29, 2016-January 12, 2017! Please send in your comments supporting removal of the wastes by midnight on January 12th. Click on sample comments for your use below.

Superfund Cleanup Process and Timeline
What is in the Corps of Engineers Report? What was EPA's Takeaway From It?
The History of the Pits and the Current Threat
Why Capping in Place is a Bad Idea
The Correct Solution
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Scott Jones, GBF Director of Advocacy, talks on Fox 26 News about the necessity of the removal of toxic waste from the San Jacinto River Waste Pits. Watch the interview.