Toxic Paint Site Still Not Cleaned Up Years after Court Order

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NEAR ARROYO CITY – A property in Arroyo City continues to unsettle residents in the area.

The property, located at the intersection of FM 106 and FM 803, is full of charred paint cans and other chemical materials.

It’s the same site that went up in flames in 2012. The massive fire took days to contain.

Residents tell CHANNEL 5 NEWS they’re tired of waiting for the property to be cleaned up.   

Since 2008, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality agency has issued notices of violations and ordered the owner, William Templeton, to clean up the site multiple times.

In 2015, he was ordered to pay nearly $300,000 in fines and was given months to clean up.

KRGV’s Daisy Martinez went to visit the site, which remains the same years after the court order.

Watch the video above for more information.


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