"El Paso Times Staff Posted: 09/01/2009 12:00:00 AM MDT --- Former worker sees no Asarco harm
After reading and hearing so much about Asarco, and how it supposedly has caused severe medical conditions for some individuals, I would like to go on record with a different perspective. I began working at Asarco in 1937, interrupted my career to join the Army during World War II, and upon my return gladly resumed my duties there. With combat experience and all, plus almost 42 years of service to Asarco, I can honestly say I have never had health problems that my doctors or I believe were as a direct or indirect result from my time with Asarco. Indeed, as I hopefully turn 91 in a couple of weeks, I can further state with a great deal of certainty that my long, on-site exposure to Asarco had no impact on my physical or mental state during my tenure with it, or during my retirement.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
[91 year old] former ASARCO worker sees no harm
This author would have been 74 years old when the EPA tells us that ASARCO El Paso installed the two world's-largest ConTop furnaces and secretly incinerated unmanifested military and industrial wastes here, just for profit. It is likely that Mr. Sida was not working at the site when this waste burning began, and thus spared the worst.
Posted by Elpaso at Thursday, September 03, 2009