"The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has named a trustee who will be in charge of cleaning up the ASARCO site...Mark Vickery, TCEQ's executive director, appointed Project Navigator, represented by Roberto Puga, as the trustee. ..In mid-December, ASARCO will put $52,080,000 in an environmental custodial trust to support the clean-up."
AND IN THIS ENTIRE PROCESS THE FEDERAL DEPT. OF JUSTICE, THE EPA, THE TCEQ, THE N.M. ENVIRONMENTAL DEPT. ---- NONE OF THEM HAVE DISCLOSED WHAT SECRET AND ILLEGAL HAZARDOUS WASTES REMAIN HERE FROM WHAT THE EPA SAID WAS ILLEGAL INCINERATION OF UNKNOWN TOXIC-WASTES FOR PROFIT (DURING THE ENTIRE 1990's).
A fraud of amazing proportions is occurring right before our eyes - and we would never have known what happened here if an honest Federal DOJ Attorney had not sent us (2006) the EPA-Asarco "confidential for settlement purposes only" 73 page document to the DOJ (1998) that finally gave us the truth.
But the DOJ, the Bankruptcy Trustee, the EPA, the NMED, and the TCEQ all are ignoring that document as if it was never made public and as if the contents were still secret.
WHAT happened here in El Paso during the secret incineration of military wastes that is SO BAD that none of these Government Agencies can be open and honest with us??! It had to be very bad.
WHY is there a Swiss Bank named "ASARCO AG" created about the time that the smelter shut down?
HOW CAN OUR ENTIRE JUSTICE SYSTEM (THE BANKRUPTCY TRUSTEE AND THE COURTS), THE FEDERAL EPA, THE STATES OF NEW MEXICO AND TEXAS ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY DEPARTMENTS -- ALL FAIL TO DISCLOSE THE CONTAMINATION REMAINING FROM THESE YEARS OF ILLEGAL INCINERATION OF MILITARY AND INDUSTRIAL WASTES??!!??
WE DO NOT EVEN HAVE DIOXIN DATA FOR THE EL PASO ASARCO SMELTER. NO DIOXIN DATA. NO URANIUM DATA.
IS THE U.S.A. JUSTICE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS SO CORRUPTED THAT WE CAN'T EVEN GET DIOXIN DATA BEFORE A PALTRY 52 MILLION DOLLARS IS "handed down" TO US TO CLEAN UP THE RIO GRANDE, AN INTERNATIONAL AQUIFER (the HUECO BOLSON), OUR CITIES AND OUR AIR??!!??
HOW COULD OUR GOVERNMENT HAVE SAT ON THIS FOR THREE YEARS AFTER THE TRUTH CAME OUT? HOW MANY CHILDREN MUST BE BORN HERE WITH TERATOGENIC BIRTH DEFECTS BEFORE ANYTHING IS DONE TO DETERMINE WHAT HAS HAPPENED HERE??!!??