Harris County Files Lawsuit Against Waste Pit Polluters!
...The citizens of Harris County no longer feel secure while swimming in the San Jacinto River. The citizens of Harris County no longer trust that the fish they catch from the San Jacinto River are safe to eat. The citizens of Harris County can no longer enjoy camping, picnicking or eating fish or blue crabs in the San Jacinto River free from fear. The citizens of Harris County have lost the ability to enjoy the San Jacinto River and Harris County and its residents have been severely impacted as a result...
That is the language that Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan uses in his petition which seeks penalties of up to $25,000 a day dating to 1965 from defendants McGinnis Industrial Maintenance Co., Waste Management Inc., Waste Management of Texas and International Paper Co.
This would not be possible without the hard work of the San Jacinto River Coalition in raising awareness of the problem and affirms what residents along the river have been saying all along. Everyone who has worked on this project deserves praise because without you, little would have been accomplished.
But the fight's not over yet and much work remains to be done. There are still people who don't know about the dangers that the river poses and still those who think the remediation that has been done is enough.
No Quick Fixes! Clean the River!