Union Pacific (“UP”) has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (“TCEQ”) for an RCRA Permit that would address the Creosote/DNAPL Plume that is currently underneath parts of a residential neighborhood in the 5th Ward/Kashmere Gardens area, as well as its own property. Before UP’S permit is approved, the public has the right to weigh in on the matter in public comments.  

Join us on Monday, June 14, 2021, at 6 PM CST, for a virtual public meeting we are hosting with IMPACT on Zoom to provide information and get you ready for the TCEQ’s public meeting on Monday, June 21, 2021, at 6 PM CST. You’ll learn what deficiencies with the permit we have identified, how you can submit public comments expressing your concerns with the permit, and what solutions there might be for some of these deficiencies. You’ll also learn what to expect at TCEQ’s meeting on June 21st, where representatives of both TCEQ and UP will be present virtually to answer your questions about the permit. 

** To join by phone, dial 346-248-7799 and enter Meeting ID: 415 904 5088.  

Join the meeting to:

  • Learn About the Upcoming TCEQ Public Meeting re Union Pacific’s Permit to Address Creosote/DNAPL Plume in the 5th Ward 
  • (Information about that meeting can be found below.)
  • Learn How to Submit Comments online or at the TCEQ Meeting
  • What Problems have Impact and LSLA identified with UP’s permit
  • Which Problems the Permit Addresses and Which Ones it Doesn’t
  • Attend For the Opportunity To ask TCEQ and up questions About The Permit and to Submit Comments

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