WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal environmental regulators have reached a long-awaited agreement with the owners of a polluted toxic waste site in Texas that was damaged during Hurricane Harvey, releasing dangerous chemicals into a river.
The Environmental Protection Agency says it reached agreement with International Paper Co. and McGinnes Industrial Maintenance Corp. to remove dioxin-contaminated materials from the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund site in the Houston area.READ MORE: 'This Is Trying On Your Soul': Dallas Home Hit By Possible Tornado After Being Rebuilt From October 2019 Storm
The EPA says the estimated cost for the project is $115 million and is expected to take more than two years.READ MORE: Missing Houston Tiger Transported To Texas Animal Sanctuary
The project includes removing 212,000 cubic yards of contaminated materials and creating infrastructure to contain remaining pollutants so they don’t spread beyond the site.
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