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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fraud at East Helena MT ASARCO

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Subject: Fraud at East Helena MT ASARCO
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 19:27:12 -0600
To: wardell.john[at]epa.gov, jackson.lisa[at]epa.gov, AskDOJ[at]usdoj.gov, thornton.wood[at]oag.state.tx.us, Kevin McCalla <KMCCALLA[at]tceq.state.tx.us>


To:  John Wardell
Fr:   m.s. biological sciences
sb:   The ASARCO stack demolition (http://www.helenair.com/video/#vmix_media_id=5631232) and concealment of the toxic waste

How could the EPA calmly talk about the East Helena ASARCO stack demolition when frauding the community?   The EPA has ignored the unmanifested/secret toxic wastes that the EPA notified the DOJ (1998) in a confidential-for-settlement-only-document had been handled and burned at Asarco El Paso TX and East Helena (see http://archives.newspapertree.com/Asarco/asarco_1998_memo.pdf )

That DOJ document is no longer confidential -- it is a PUBLIC document, and the EPA should act as if this information is now public.

The video (http://www.helenair.com/video/#vmix_media_id=5631232) shows the massive dust-cloud raised by the ASARCO stacks-demolition.  The still-concealed and secret (unmanifested) toxic wastes would have been in that dust, and likely have been spread around the small town in nano-particulates (smaller than PM2.5's). 

The EPA is responsible for the protection of this community, and in my opinion has failed East Helena.

We suspect that Asarco El Paso handled Rocky Flats plutonium site wastes; and, we know for a fact that Asarco El Paso (and likely Helena) handled Rocky Mt. Arsenal materials.  The EPA-DOJ document (above) lists many more of the (known) sources -- a lot of it was unmanifested and secret.

The Beta-radiation levels in El Paso Texas right before ASARCO closed were the highest in the U.S.A.  


It was irresponsible to take down those stacks without disclosure of what ASARCO left in our communities from the nearly ten-years of secret toxic-waste burning.  Cleveland Wrecking executives were notified before the stacks came down, and still went through with this action.


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