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

Friday, July 17, 2009

The EPA said Asarco burned illegal hazardous wastes for years for profit in El Paso

In 1998, the EPA told the Federal Dept. of Justice in a confidential for settlement purposes only document that ASARCO El Paso  had handled and burned secret toxic wastes just to make money, and had done this for years.

Asarco signed the SECRET settlement and "paid millions on the condition that details of its activities would never become public" (Rep. Reyes 2007).

The 1998 document became PUBLIC RECORD in 7/2006 and was released to the NYTIMES for a front page story 10/2006.  Months after that, the principal bond-holder for ASARCO threw 500 Million dollars at the NYTIMES in an effort to gain control of its board.  It failed.   The NYTimes faced financial trouble.  Carlos Slim, richest man in Mexico, bailed out the NYTIMES with a very large loan in 2009.

Asarco Attorney(s) still act as if the confidential for settlement purposes only document is still a secret.  They deny that the secret toxic waste burning happened.  They claim that the GAO report from 2007 proves that it did not happen when actually the GAO report was NOT an investigation of ASARCO but instead looked at military handling of waste across the USA and only one instance at Asarco.

Asarco counts on El Paso not reading the confidential for settlement purposes only document and counts on its clout to keep all mention of it out of the newspapers including your own El Paso Times.

El Paso WAKE UP.

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