Galveston Bay: With huge damages at stake, trial over waste pits to begin – more than $1 billion in penalties at stake

A half-century ago, the owner and operator of a Pasadena paper mill sent its waste for burial to a site along the San Jacinto River. The black bisque of cancer-causing chemicals eventually leaked from the pits, turning these murky waters into one of the nation’s most polluted places.,, With the waste site under water, dioxins spread into the river and started their climb through Galveston Bay’s food chain. Fish, crab and other marine species ingested contaminated sediment,,, Read the rest here 12:53

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