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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.
November 7, 2017 Waterkeepers Ronnie Hamrick and David Sumpter check out Formosa Plastic outfall 07 that discharges into Cox Creek. Pellets were discovered.
November 7, 2017 Waterkeepers David Sumpter and Ronnie Hamrick at Formosa Plastics outfall 08 that discharges into Cox Creek
Waterkeeper Dale Jurasek holding bag of pellets collected as evidence in Clean Water suit against Formosa Plastics, Point Comfort, Texas.
Dr. Jeremy Conkle and students on kayak trip down Cox Creek checking vegetation and waters for pellets/nurdles and powder.
December 2017, Waterkeepers Dale Sumpter, Bob Lindsey, and Ronnie Hamrick unloading first kayak at Cox Creek, near Formosa Plastics, Point Comfort outfall 06
March 2019, Waterkeeper and executive director of San Antonio Bay Estuarine Waterkeeper on bank of Cox Creek near Formosa Plastic outfall 06 and at a kayak protest against illegal discharged nurdles/pellets.
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2019, pellets/nurdles discharged into Cox Creek, near Formosa Plastics outfall 06
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2019, power and pellets/nurdles discharged into Cox Creek near Formosa Plastic outfall 06
Waterkeepers Ronnie Hamrick and David Sumpter using nets to get pellet samples near Formosa Plastics outfall 06 at Cox Creek
January 2018, checking for pellets/nurdle and powder at Formosa Plastics, outfall 012
December 2, 2018 pellets/nurdles discovered outside the boom of Formosa Plastics, outfall 06
December 15, 2018, pellets/nurdles and powder discovered on bank of Cox Creek near outfall 08 and outside the boom
2019, Diane Wilson, waterkeeper, on south side of Cox Creek (Alcoa dam area) spillway and observing cement discharge entrance.
June 13, 2018 powder and nurdles/pellets at Formosa Plastics outfall 08
August 2019, nurdles/pellets and powder at boat launch near Formosa Plastics outfall 06
July 20, 2018 Cox Creek cement spillway. Photo taken from Alcoa dam road and towards the east
2000, photo taken by FBI agent showing pellets covering island NE of Formosa Plastic outfall 01 in Lavaca Bay. Formosa Plastics, Point Comfort, Texas is in background
January 2018, pellets/nurdles discovered outside boom of Formosa Plastics Point Comfort,Texas 06 at Cox Creek
October 30, 2018 powder floating in water at Six Mile, across from Formosa Plastics outfall 01 in Lavaca Bay
October 26, 2018 pellets/nurdles discovered in roots and vegetation on east bank of Cox Creek, near Formosa Plastics outfall 06
2019, Waterkeeper Ronnie Hamrick checking vegetation for pellets on east bank near Formosa outfall 06 at Cox Creek
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2019 Formosa pellets/nurdles attached to aquatic vegetation near outfall 06 at Cox Creek
May 2020, Dirt berm at Formosa Plastics outfall 014 at Cox Creek
December 2017, sampling point on north side of causeway on Port Lavaca side
December 2017, Horizon cleanup crew outside Formosa outfall 06 at Cox Creek
December 2017, pellets on east bank of Cox Creek, south of Highway 35 bridge at Cox Creek, north of outfall 06
December 2017, Waterkeeper Ronnie Hamrick netting pellets at boat ramp, south of Highway 35 bridge at Cox Creek
December 2017, pellets south of Formosa Plastic outfall 06 at Cox Creek
November 2017, missing screen on gate at Formosa outfall 06 at Cox Creek
November 2017, earthen ditch and pipe discharge of Formosa outfall 07 into Cox Creek
November 2017, Formosa security inside fence near outfalls 06, 07, and 08 at Cox Creek
November 2017, Waterkeeper Ronnie Hamrick at Formosa outfall 06 near Cox Creek
November 2017, Waterkeepers Hamrick and David Sumpter at Formosa outfall 08 at Cox Creek
November 2017, sample point at Formosa outfall 08 at Cox Creek
November 2017, sample point at Formosa outfall 08 at Cox Creek
November 2017, Waterkeepers Hamrick and Sumpter at Formosa outfall 07 into Cox Creek
November 2017, Waterkeepers Ronnie Hamrick and David Sumpter outside Formosa fenceline
October 2017, pellets outside boom of Formosa outfall 06 at Cox Creek
October 2017, powder and pellets at Formosa outfall 06 at Cox Creek
October 2017 pellets outside Formosa boom at outfall 06 at Cox Creek