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Justice, EPA Announce $56 M Cleanup Deal for Malone Services Superfund Site

The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency announced a $56 million cleanup agreement of the "Malone Service Company" Superfund Site in Texas City.

 

More than three dozen companies and government agencies joined the settlement to decontaminate the site near the shore of Galveston Bay.

The Malone Service Company operated a disposal facility on the site for waste oil and waste chemicals. Hundreds of entities sent close to half a billion gallons of waste to the site between about 1964 and 1996.

Under the deal, a group of twenty-seven companies will clean up the site. They’ll also have to pay the EPA and the State of Texas nearly $2 million towards past and future costs. Companies participating include BP, Exxon Mobil and Houston-based Marathon Oil. Additional parties that shipped waste to the site will pay federal and state trustees more than $3  million to repair damage to the surrounding ecosystems.

The settlement is subject to a thirty-day comment period and final court approval.

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Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider

Politics and Government Reporter

Andrew heads Houston Public Media’s coverage of national, state, and local elections. He also reports on major policy issues before the Texas delegations in the U.S. House and Senate, as well as the Texas governorship, the state legislature, and county and city governments. Before taking up his current post, Andrew...

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