EPA announces Texas waste pits cleanup action with agreement with International Paper, McGinnes Industrial Maintenance

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EPA announces Texas waste pits cleanup action with agreement with International Paper, McGinnes Industrial Maintenance

April 09, 2018 - 18:18
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BAYTOWN, TX, April 9, 2018 (Local News) -On Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that an agreement has been reached with International Paper Company and McGinnes Industrial Maintenance Corporation to perform a remedial design for the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund Site selected remedy. The selected cleanup action addresses the potential dangers posed by dioxin contamination at the site in east Harris County.

“This agreement marks the next step in my commitment to the people of Harris County to expedite the remediation of the San Jacinto Waste Pits site,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “EPA will ensure that the remedial design removes all the contamination as quickly and safely as possible and permanently protects the health and safety of the surrounding communities and the San Jacinto River.”

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