“It’s high time that action is taken on the San Jacinto Waste Pits Superfund Site,” said Rep. Poe. “This decision by the EPA will benefit the entire community and ensure highly toxic dioxin contamination is removed from our environment. The heavy flooding experienced during Hurricane Harvey may have led to the spread of these dangerous toxins, proving that the time for action on these waste pits is now. The companies that have contributed to this pollution should be forced to foot the bill for this costly clean up.”

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