Southern site is on schedule for remediation; North under review
HIGHLANDS – Neither a gas smell nor mosquitos could keep the EPA from making their report to the community on progress at the San Jacinto River Waste Pits site. The meeting last Monday night had to be moved outside the Highlands community building, due to concerns about a gas odor detected by the EPA.
The public was pleased to hear that after over 5 years of waiting for some remediation activity, equipment is now on the Southern Impound site and some excavation has started.
EPA Project managers Lauren Poulos and Ashley Howard made a detailed slide presentation, reviewing both the history of the Waste Pits, and the current status of negotiations and remediation.
An audience of about 40, including residents and public officials listened to the most encouraging report in years on the plan to remove the dioxin and other toxic waste from the SJR Superfund site.