THEA held a Press Conference to Solicit Corporate Accommodation of the EPA’s Request to Include Local Stakeholders in the Waste Pits remedial design process. Houston, TX – October 12, 2020 – As part of the continued effort to remediate the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund Site, we are requesting that the responsible parties include … Read More
Cleaning up the San Jacinto River toxic waste pits in Harris County, Texas, may now take three times as long as previously estimated, according to initial design documents, reports Houston Public Media.
Cleaning up the San Jacinto River toxic waste pits may now take three times as long as previously estimated, according to initial design documents.
The storm emerges over the eastern Atlantic in late August, first as a slow-moving tropical system that remains largely unnoticed in faraway Texas. It gains power as it drifts westward into warmer Caribbean waters, lashing island coastlines and leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. By the time the storm enters the Gulf of … Read More
THEA is Holding a Press Conference to Solicit Stronger EPA Support and Corporate Accountability for the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund Site. Restoring Integrity to the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund Site’s Record for Remediation
On June 24th our founder, Jackie Young-Medcalf was joined by environmentalist Lois Gibbs and Stephen Lester, alongside community activist, Charlie Powell for a virtual town hall to inform the public and the press of their assessment of the 5th Ward Cancer Cluster, you can download our fact sheet here. Environmental contamination in Houston’s Fifth Ward … Read More
With hurricane season underway, contractors this week secured a sloped area of the San Jacinto Waste Pits that has needed multiple repairs over the years — an interim fix while officials continue to work on a design to remove cancer-causing toxic substances from the site. The pits became a federal Superfund site in 2008 and … 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
Chemical used to fight fire may have permanent consequences HOUSTON (FOX 26) – Since the ITC facility in Deer Park caught on fire, most of the focus has been on the toxic chemicals in the air and polluting nearby waterways, but a new chemical worry may have longer term implications. In the aftermath of the chemical … Read More
Do not eat fish caught in the Houston Ship Channel. Even under normal conditions, health officials warn children and women of childbearing age to avoid eating any kind of fish or crab from the area, which includes Brays Bayou, the San Jacinto River and north of the Fred Hartman Bridge. However, this new warning, which comes … Read More