Here’s why permit could be suspended for Orange Grove waste disposal site


Blackhorn Environmental LLC. in Jim Wells County.

Operations at a waste disposal facility in Orange Grove have been put on notice after its permit was questioned by an audit performed by the Texas Railroad Commission that claims it accepted unauthorized waste.

A recent audit revealed that Blackhorn Environmental Services accepted waste it was not authorized to take including non-RCRA exempt wastes and wastes from commercial operators without the required testing. 

RCRA is the acronym for the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, a federal law that regulates the management of hazardous waste, non-hazardous wastes, medical wastes, and underground storage tanks.

The facility’s permit to operate was suspended until further notice.

 Blackhorn Environmental specializes in the handling and disposal of non-hazardous oil and gas waste. The company is regulated through the Texas Railroad Commission and serves the big players in the industry.



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