Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 4 a.m.
The San Jacinto Waste Pits will be removed, the EPA ordered.
Image courtesy of the EPA
Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has made good on his word.
With three days to go before the football game between Oklahoma University and University of Texas, the deadline Pruitt set when he visited the San Jacinto Waste Pits and other Houston-area sites after Hurricane Harvey rolled through town last month, and the EPA has indeed made a decision on the fate of the pits.
The dioxin-packed, partially submerged pits tucked along the lip of the San Jacinto River, will be removed.
“Today, we are announcing our decision to ensure the San Jacinto site is cleaned up for the benefit of the entire community,” Pruitt, the EPA administrator, said in a press release. “As exemplified today, EPA is prioritizing Superfund clean-up by making decisions in a decisive, timely manner.”
So a decision has officially been made.
It’s been a long time…