Dioxin: Legislative DevelopmentsAugust 22, 2016 | |
Members of Congress Call for Cleanup of San Jacinto Waste Pits
Republican and Democratic members of the House of Representatives from Texas are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to remove all contamination from the San Jacinto Waste Pits.
The EPA is close to proposing a long term remedy for the 14-acre San Jacinto River Waste Pits site in Harris County, Texas. A growing number of House members from the area are advocating a full cleanup.
Republican Congressman Ted Poe said to a local newscast, “I support the EPA’s efforts for a full removal of the waste. Action is long overdue. In addition, the people who polluted the water should pay for the cleanup of the damage that they created.”
Republican Congressman Pete Olson has been quoted as saying, “The communities directly impacted by this Superfund site have assessed and requested full removal of the contamination. I support our local leaders charged with protecting their residents and my fellow Houston colleagues who are advocating for this effort at the federal level.”
In addition, Republicans Brian Babin and Randy Weber and Democrats Gene Green and Sheila Jackson Lee have supported full removal of all contamination at the site.