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Friday, August 17, 2007

THE ASARCO COVER-UP CONTINUES.....

Asarco begins cleanup in Anapra (4:30 p.m.)
Sun News Report
Las Cruces Sun-News
http://www.lcsun-news.com/latest/ci_6641360

ANAPRA, N.M. (AP) — A copper company has begun cleaning up lead and arsenic contamination in the soil around the community of Anapra on the New Mexico-Texas border at the request of the state Environmental Department.

The department said soil was contaminated by the Asarco copper smelter mill in nearby El Paso, Texas.

The $200,000 project, expected to be completed by the end of August, involves removing up to two feet of contaminated soils from yards, backfilling the yards with clean dirt, then landscaping.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is overseeing the cleanup, and the state agency has asked that contaminated soil be taken to an El Paso landfill [Clint Landfill] instead of at the Camino Real landfill in New Mexico.....

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