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"THE ONLY THING NECESSARY FOR THE TRIUMPH OF EVIL IS FOR GOOD MEN TO DO NOTHING"
--Burke

Friday, October 5, 2007

TCEQ refuses to answer simple question

"I asked Terry McMillan (El Paso TCEQ regional office: water) and then the TCEQ Open-Records-Manager if anyone had sampled the new water at the Asarco Lake (a place between the historic smelter cemetery and the overpass, that gets flooded as a historic "lake" when there is a lot of rain. 

They will not answer the question and tell me that my request is closed.

This "non-answer" is backed by Charles Stokes, staff attorney for TCEQ.

It was a simple question.  Did they test the lake -- why/why-not?   The Toxic Wastes from ENCYCLE would be in that water, from the runoff.
WHY AREN'T THEY LOOKING FOR THESE?

It is getting more appallingly clear that they won't tell us what poison is in our environment from Asarco's illegal toxic waste burning.  WHY?  Why is it so difficult for a state agency or the federal EPA or anyone with a Chemistry set at a university to tell us what is really in our dirt, air and water from Asarco's illegal activity?

What is so bad that they can't tell us?"


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