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

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Letter to concerned citizens

http://www.scribd.com/doc/17463628/20061026-SPGEG-to-Gov-Richardson-With-Exhibits

Hi,

This letter asks about the ASARCO contamination, which we are all concerned about.  It was hand-delivered to the N.M. Governor in 2006 and again in 2008.  

I am copying Ron Curry NM Environmental Secretary on this email because he has also failed (like the Governor) to answer the questions presented in this letter -- and yet he is being considered as a new head of the EPA Region 6 (which includes both Texas and New Mexico)!  

In my opinion it would be wrong to have Sec. Curry run EPA Region 6 when he has sacrificed the community of Sunland Park for years to the Asarco contamination, and consistently failed to answer our questions.  Our community is increasingly concerned at the complete lack of concern for this contamination.   Our regional mobility authority (Mexico, NM and TX) has planned (and the MPO approved funds) to build an elevated toll-road right next to the contaminated ASARCO plant over our drinking/irrigation water open-canal so that the massive-planned-international community of San Jeronimo-Santa Teresa can be connected to the El Paso TX highway system. 

Appalling.

That elevated toll road would put pylons every 30 feet into the extremely contaminated (and fissured) ground to the depth of twenty feet.   Yet the secret poisons that the EPA told the Federal DOJ in 1998 ASARCO burned for profit-for-years have NOT BEEN DISCLOSED.   God only knows what is in that dirt and ground-water, that could get into our drinking water and irrigation water from such construction-activities!!

The San Jeronimo-Santa Teresa International City lies within a 15 mile contamination zone around the 110-year-old ASARCO plant  -- and, we know from ASARCO's Tacoma WA example that the contamination extended out 30 miles!!!

The people of Sunland Park and neighboring areas (I live in that area) would like their questions answered.  

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