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    EPA: Houston Superfund Site Leaked Toxic Chemicals After Harvey

    EPA: Houston Superfund Site Leaked Toxic Chemicals After Harvey

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirmed that Hurricane Harvey damaged a protective cap at a Superfund site along the San Jacinto River, near Houston, and caused a spike in chemical levels in the water. Water samples from one of 14 monitoring sites at the San Jacinto waste pits indicated levels of dioxin above 70,000 […]

    EPA Attacks AP Reporter for Accurate Coverage of Toxic Waste Sites

    EPA Attacks AP Reporter for Accurate Coverage of Toxic Waste Sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) directly attacked the Associated Press this weekend for accurate reporting around Houston’s toxic cleanup. An AP exclusive posted Saturday reported that AP reporters had been able to access seven flooded Superfund sites in the Houston area, despite the EPA’s claims that several of the sites were inaccessible to agency […]

    Pruitt Tables EPA Order on GE to Remove PCBs From River

    Pruitt Tables EPA Order on GE to Remove PCBs From River

    This past May, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt raised some eyebrows when he issued a memorandum insisting he be personally involved in decisions regarding Superfund cleanups that cost $50 million or more. Now we might know why he made that move. As noted by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), one of […]

    10 Sites Added to EPA Superfund List … Do You Live Near One?

    10 Sites Added to EPA Superfund List … Do You Live Near One?

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) named 10 sites to the Superfund program’s National Priorities List, reaching nine states plus Puerto Rico. Leading the list is the Bonita Peak Mining District in Colorado, where the EPA by accident spilled 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater from the abandoned Gold King Mine into the scenic Animas […]