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

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

UTEP Prospector at least does mention the NYTIMES article about toxic waste

UTEP Prospector article quotes the NY Times article announcing how ASARCO had illegally burned toxic waste for years... the students make no comment. Wish that the students would ASK WHAT EPA/TCEQ/UTEP are HIDING -- WHAT IS THE TOXIC WASTE that no one will report???!!!

Students fight Asarco
Today about 70 UTEP students will travel to Austin to witness a historic moment for the city: a final hearing by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, to consider renewing Asarco's air-quality permit, allowing or denying the ...
The Prospector - http://www.utepprospector.com

"The New York Times reported that the Environmental Protection Agency filed a $20-million cleanup and penalty settlement with Asarco, Inc. in 1999 for having illegally burned hazardous waste. Asarco Inc. faces thousands of environmental lawsuits according to the Times, and entered bankruptcy in 2005 to avoid cleanup costs of over $20 billion."

1 comment:

Thevid said...

I just stumbled across this blog and found the fascinating image of smeltertown homes. Can you please give more info on this image and where it was obtained? Would it be possible to get a higher resolution jpeg? I'm part of a group that is trying very hard to document the history of smeltertown. If you can possibly help please write me at km25film(AT)cox(dot)net. Please see visit the smeltertown group on flickr to see some of what we have collected or photographed.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/smeltertown/pool/

Thank you very much,

David O. Garcia