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

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

ASARCO Tacoma contaminated over 1000 square miles (and it was a smaller smelter than El Paso's)

"Air pollution from the Tacoma smelter settled on the surface soil over a vast region – more than 1,000 square miles of the Puget Sound basin. Elevated levels of arsenic, lead and other heavy metals polluted soil and groundwater around the region."

http://www.ecy.wa.gov/news/2009news/2009-137.html

Imagine how many square miles the Asarco El Paso stacks contaminated.  1000 square miles is over 15 miles away from the stacks --- and this would include the Santa Teresa international development, Petroleum tank farms, and other industries being built within the "ZONE".




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