Research exposing the poisoning of 1000 square miles around El Paso by Asarco smelter through what the EPA and US DOJ said was illegal burning of massive amounts of illegal hazardous and radioactive wastes from 1991 to 1998. The poisons remain. El Paso TXDOT will run an 800 million elevated toll road right through the worst of the worst poisons at our water supply. NO JUSTICE.
"THE ONLY THING NECESSARY FOR THE TRIUMPH OF EVIL IS FOR GOOD MEN TO DO NOTHING"
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.....