Formosa Plastics Texas Overview Map

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March 1, 2021 - 11:16pm

Critical Commentary

Formosa Plastics has an expired but new pending TPDES permit for its facilities at Point Comfort (Permit Number WQ0002436). The former permit covered the release of ‘trace’ amounts of plastics into Lavaca Bay via outfalls (001, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13). The new proposed permit is requesting zero discharge of plastics via the outfalls 001, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 14. Outfall 001 discharges directly into Lavaca Bay and stormwater outfalls 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 14 discharge into Cox Creek. Outfall 13 discharges into Cox Bay and outfall 11 discharges into Lavaca Bay via Formosa’s loading dock.

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