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: Former Richardson Mayor And Developer Husband Found Guilty Of Bribery and Tax Evasion
The EPA says the estimated cost for the project is $115 million and is expected to take more than two years.READ MORE: Collin County Says Candida Auris Fungus Responsible For 4 Deaths
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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