CHANNELVIEW, Texas (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency says divers have discovered damage to the stone cover of the protective cap for a structure at a Southeast Texas Superfund site that contains toxic waste from a paper mill.
EPA spokesman David Gray says it’s not known if the cap itself is damaged at the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund site in Harris County. He says the potentially responsible parties submitted a repair plan Monday that the EPA is reviewing.
The EPA has said the plan must include sampling to assure the agency that no materials have been released from the site.
The site consists of a set of impoundments. Collection of wastes started there in the 1960s. Part of the waste material that has been capped is sometimes flooded by the river.
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