Rising seas and more intense flooding caused by climate change could put nearly 80 percent of the Superfund sites in the Houston area at greater risk of releasing toxic pollutants into waterways and nearby communities, data from a congressional watchdog agency show. A report by the Government Accountability Office found that more frequent or intense … Read More
Experts continue to work on a design to clean up the San Jacinto Waste Pits in hopes of beginning actual remediation in less than two years, federal officials said Monday. The EPA announced plans two years ago to remove about 212,000 cubic yards of material containing the dangerous compounds from the waste pits. And in … Read More
In a show of appreciation, Beach City council recognized two people for their efforts in helping to stop a dredging project that would have dumped tens of thousands of cubic yards of material in their backyard. Beach City Mayor Jackey Lasater read two separate resolutions Tuesday night congratulating both Greg Moss, a Channelview citizen, and … Read More
A Letter From Air Alliance Houston, Following ITC Fire Dear Partners and Friends, This morning we woke up to learn that the entire City of Deer Park has been issued a shelter in place due to hazardous levels of benzene, schools are closed, and highways have been shut down. Now, the shelter-in-place has been extended to … Read More
Report: Power Plants are Leaking Cancer-Causing Toxins into Groundwater Across Texas
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Carcinogen shows up in sediment 2,000 times higher than allowed Hurricane Harvey caused dioxin, one of the most potent human carcinogens, to leak from the San Jacinto Waste Pits, posing a threat to fish and public health, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed. High levels of dioxin were detected in a sample of river … Read More