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EPA to clean up abandoned plant in Houston area

HOUSTON (AP) - Federal officials have pledged to lead the cleanup of an abandoned waste facility near houses and a church. The Houston Chronicle reports that the Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday it would spend at least $500,000 to remove chemical containers from CES Environmental Services on the city's South Side. CES has been closed for four years after it declared bankruptcy, leaving behind containers with potential contaminants. The EPA said the site is fenced off, but not enough has been done to prevent criminals from potentially breaking into the site. One person who lives nearby also reported seeing a stream of chemicals in her neighborhood during a recent rainstorm. EPA spokesman Joe Hubbard tells the newspaper that he expects the cleanup to be finished by February.

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