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The City of Galveston is hosting a public meeting for a
Municipal Setting Designation (MSD) Application proposed by Freeport-McMoRan
Energy, LLC (Galveston Sulphur Terminal at 4500 Old Port Industrial Road.)
The Engineering Department has reviewed the application and
is proceeding to the next step, which is to solicit citizen’s feedback at the
public meeting. Details of the company’s
Municipal Setting Designation application will be presented at the public meeting.
Anyone wishing to review the report in advance of the public
meeting may do so at the City Manager’s office of Galveston City Hall (823
About the meeting: Freeport-McMoRan Energy, LLC indicated they have found chlorinated solvents in the shallow groundwater on the site, including vinyl chloride at levels above the regulatory limit. If the Municipal Setting Designation application is approved by the City and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), wells within a five-mile radius of the site cannot be used.
The City has notified all registered well owners within the
five-mile radius and property owners within a 1/2 mile radius. The City water
supply is not affected, as we receive our treated surface water supply from
Gulf Coast Water Authority in Texas City.
IF YOU GO
What: Municipal Public Meeting
When: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday Sept. 18, 2018
Where: Galveston City Hall (Room 204) 823 Rosenberg,