Harris County Warns Some Residents Near San Jacinto Waste Pits Not to Drink the Water

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Harris County Warns Some Residents Near San Jacinto Waste Pits Not to Drink the Water

Houston attorney Richard Mithoff represents hundreds of residents in the neighborhood near the San Jacinto River.

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Harris County Public Health has recently sent letters to some residents who live near the San Jacinto Waste Pits warning them not to drink their tap water due to the discovery of highly toxic chemicals in local wells.

The letter, which was dated July 1, said levels of dioxins had been found that "may exceed safe drinking water levels." However, because of a laboratory error, the water will need to be retested, local health officials wrote. 

In the meantime, local health officials advised residents to drink bottled water until a second test is concluded. 

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