CALHOUN COUNTY, TEXAS, USA

卡爾霍恩縣

Photo: Diane Wilson rallies activists near Lavaca Bay, Charlie Blalock, 2019.

CITE AS 引註

Wilson Diane, Tim Schütz, Shan-Ya Su, Hung-Yang Lin, Chia-Liang Shih, Wen-Ling Tu, Paul Jobin and Kim Fortun. 2021. Calhoun County, Texas, USA 卡爾霍恩縣. Formosa Plastics Global Archive. Disaster STS Research Network.

Video: Cox Creek Estuary

Cox Creek Estuary

Photo Essay: Water Monitoring, Formosa Plastics Texas

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Map of Pellet Sampling Locations

Comment by Diane Wilson:

"The Court concludes that the evidence shows violations for each of the 736 days of discharges into Lavaca Bay from Outfall 001. See [Ex. 63, 254, 263-295 and 472]….In addition, the Court concludes that Formosa is a serial offender, violating its Permit concerning discharge of floating solids, in other than trace amounts, from other Outfalls from January 31, 2016, to at least March 24, 2019. Some 1,149 days of violations are recorded through Outfalls 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 008, 009, 012.

The colored points on the map are where the 2,428 samples were collected."

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Diane Wilson sampling by Kayak

Comment:

"Jan. 2019, Waterkeeper Diane Wilson in kayak sampling at Formosa stormwater outfall 06 at Cox Creek"

Catching Pellets

Comment by Diane Wilson:

"2018, Waterkeepers David Sumpter and Ronnie Hamrick using nets to catch pellets floating in the water near Formosa stormwater outfall 06."

Checking Vegetation for Pellets

Comment by Diane Wilson:

"2019, Waterkeeper Ronnie Hamrick checking vegetation for pellets on east bank near Formosa outfall 06 at Cox Creek."

Diane Wilson sampling pellets, 2019

Comment:

"April 2019, Waterkeeper Diane Wilson continues sampling after March 2019 trial."

Powder Sample, 2019

Comment by Diane Wilson:

"2019, plastic powder sample taken from Lavaca Bay."

Nurdle Sample, Ronnie Hamrick, 2017

Comment by Diane Wilson:

"Waterkeeper Ronnie Hamrick at Port Lavaca Marina holding two samples of pellets collected during monitoring of Lavaca bay and Cox Creek for illegal discharged pellets/nurdles and powder."

Waterkeeper Bob checking pellet/powder samples

Comment by Diane Wilson:

"April 2019, Waterkeeper Bob Lindsey checking pellet/powder samples."

Clean Water Suit Samples, 2019

Comment by Diane Wilson:

"March 2019, approximately 2500 samples collected as evidence for Citizens Clean Water suit."

Bins of Samples, 2019

Comment by Diane WIlson:

"March 2019 Waterkeepers and supporters loading samples into bins and putting in trailer to take to court in Victoria, Texas."

Photo: Pellets in Cox Creek, 02.11.2018

"December 2, 2018 pellets/nurdles discovered outside the boom of Formosa Plastics, outfall 06"

Photo: Pellets Outfall 06, 12.2017

"December 2017, pellets on east bank of Cox Creek, south of Highway 35 bridge at Cox Creek, north of outfall 06"

Photo: Dale Jurasek with Pellets, 03.2019

"March, 2019 Waterkeeper Dale Jurasek holding bag of pellets collected as evidence in Clean Water suit against Formosa Plastics, Point Comfort, Texas. "

Photo: Discussing Pellet Situation, 01.2019

Jan. 2019, Waterkeepers discussing pellet situation at Cox Creek: Ronnie Hamrick, Cheyenne Jurasek, Bob Lindsey, and David Sumpter

Kayak Protest

March 2019, Waterkeeper and Executive director of San Antonio Bay Estuarine Waterkeeper at kayak protest

Photo: Social Distancing Kayak Trip

April, 2020 Waterkeeper Taylor Wilson practicing social distancing and wearing mask before kayak trip down Cox Creek.

Photo Essay: Stormwater Outfall, Formosa Plastics Texas

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Photo: Outfalls 02, 04 and 05, 08.25.2018

August 2018, outfalls 2,4,5 into Cox Creek. This view is facing north to the facility.

Photo: Missing Gate Outfall 006

November 20, 2017, missing screen on gate at Formosa outfall 06 that discharges into Cox Creek

Photo: Ditch and Pipe Discharge Outfall 007, 11.2017

November 2017, earthen ditch and pipe discharge of Formosa outfall 07 into Cox Creek

Photo: Formosa Outfall 08, 11.2017

November 2017, Waterkeeper Ronnie Hamrick at Formosa outfall 08 near Cox Creek.

Photo: Sampling at Outfall 08

November 2017, Waterkeepers Hamrick and David Sumpter at Formosa outfall 08 at Cox Creek

Photo: Outfall 011, 2020.05

May 2020, Formosa outfall 011 that discharges into Lavaca Bay at loading dock area

Photo: Outfall 09, 08.17. 2018

2018 Formosa outfall 09 into Cox Creek

Photo: Observing Spillway, 11.2018

Dec 2018, Diane Wilson, Waterkeeper, on south side of Cox Creek (Alcoa dam area) spillway and observing cement discharge entrance.