In the 1960’s highly toxic papermill waste containing dioxin and other harmful chemicals was dumped into shallow, unlined pits along the San Jacinto River near the I-10 overpass? In 1968, McGinnes Industrial Maintenance Corp. voted to devalue their waste pits to $1 and abandon them. At the same board meeting, they voted to give themselves cash bonuses. Over time, the Pits became partially submerged in the San Jacinto River. They were rediscovered in the 2005 and listed as a Superfund site in 2008.