Houston-area toxic waste site removed from priority cleanup list

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A pit of toxic sludge along the San Jacinto River east of Houston is no longer on a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency priority cleanup list, the agency announced Monday. The announcement comes a week after the EPA reached a much-anticipated agreement to clean up the San Jacinto Waste Pits — one of the most hazardous of Houston’s many EPA Superfund sites — with the two companies deemed responsible for the waste. Local environmental prosecutors and activist groups who have pushed for removal of the waste cheered the deal. The San Jacinto Waste Pits — currently contained by a temporary...

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