The San Jacinto Waste Pits Trial

Jackie Young of Texans Together is blogging about the $3Billion lawsuit concerning the San Jacinto Waste Pits. From her blog:

The Waste Pits, created in 1965 by Champion Paper and McGinnis Industrial Maintenance Corporation, were discovered by State of Texas officials in 2005 when they found astronomic levels of dioxin in the San Jacinto River near the Interstate 10 Bridge. The Site was then listed as a Federal Superfund Site on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Priority List (NPL). In 2011 Harris County and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) filed suit for 35 years of alleged violations at the Waste Pits from Waste Management of Texas, International Paper, and McGinnis Industrial Maintenance Corporation (MIMC).

The trial is taking place at the Harris County’s Civil Courthouse on the 14th floor in the 295th civil courtroom (201 Caroline, Houston, TX) beginning at 9:00amNick Anderson of the Houston Chronicle has provided a number of cartoons describing the Pits including this one:

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