The EPA is hosting a critical community meeting this Thursday and it may be the last one they host regarding the San Jacinto River Waste Pits .

The details of the meeting:

The EPA will host the public meeting at the Highlands Community Center on Thursday January 30th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm to discuss permanent solutions for the tons of toxic waste at the San Jacinto Waste Pits superfund site. Texans Together, along with other members of the San Jacinto River Coalition, will attend to voice our concerns that the dioxin (Agent Orange) and other highly toxic wastes must be permanently removed from the site so it does not remain subject to dispersion by hurricanes and tidal surges.

Who: Texans Together, the San Jacinto River Coalition, Texas Campaign for Environment, Sierra Club, Galveston Bay Foundation, HARC, Air Alliance Houston, Harris County Pollution Control, TCEQ, Texas Department of State Health Services, along with neighbors, fishermen, and stakeholders.

What: EPA meeting to discuss the potential fate of the San Jacinto River waste pits.

When: Thursday, January 30th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Where: Highlands Community Center – 604 Highland Woods Dr, Highlands, TX 77562

Why: The San Jacinto River is a major regional waterway, recreationally used for fishing, swimming, and boating by thousands of Gulf Coast residents every year. It flows into Galveston Bay, where the dioxin and other toxic chemicals from this superfund site have contaminated the environment and aquatic life. Highly toxic chemicals such as Agent Orange should not be left in the waste pits, to leak, disperse and further contaminate our river and the fish that live in it.