Port Arthur Mayor clarifies use of debris dump site following complaints

PORT ARTHUR - A debris dump site in Port Arthur that has been the source of complaints by a community activist is only a temporary site.

The site on 19th Street in Port Arthur, as well as two others like it, is being used to separate appliances from construction debris and other waste, as required by state and federal law according to a post on Port Arthur Mayor Derrick Freeman's Facebook page Tuesday.

Once the debris is sorted, it will be moved to the city dump.

On Monday 12News reported that complaints by Port Arthur community activist Hilton Kelly had lead to the site being closed down by Mayor Derrick Freeman.

That was incorrect.

Kelly has complained that the dumpsite is a health concern for many in the area.

"They showed poor judgment by bringing in trashy debris, decaying food, and fiber glass from these older houses here," Hilton said.

 

 

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