Investigate Environmental Racism and Pollution of Drinking Water Caused by Permitting Pintail Landfill in Hempstead, TX
Stop environmental racism! Reject the proposed 434 acre landfill that is 1 mile from Hempstead, a 69% minority city and 4 miles from Prairie View A&M, a historically black college in a 94% minority community.
Located on a recharge zone of the Chico Aquifer, the Pintail Landfill will contaminate drinking water for Hempstead, Prairie View, and Waller County. Landfill runoff will also pollute a bordering spring-fed creek that empties into the Brazos River, the drinking water for downstream cities.
An 18 story landfill destroys the area’s economic growth and job creation. The permitting agency, TCEQ, has given Pintail Landfill special consideration.
The destruction of our life and economic future by toxic waste and water pollution must be stopped!
Why would they think it is okay to put a landfill 4 miles from an university, community, high school, elementary?