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|Subject:||TCEQ News Release--Trustee Named for ASARCO remediation|
|Date:||Mon, 23 Nov 2009 13:45:29 -0600 (CST)|
|From:||Texas Commission on Environmental Quality <email@example.com>|
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: ANDREA MORROW
PHONE: 512-239-5011 / PAGER: 512-896-
TRUSTEE NAMED FOR ASARCO EL PASO REMEDIATION
Project Navigator will manage clean-up
“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Project Navigator, represented by Roberto Puga, as the custodial trustee for remediation activities at the ASARCO–El Paso site,” said Mark Vickery, executive director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. “This highly respected and experienced firm will work with the TCEQ to advance toward closure of the site.”
On Nov. 13, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Corpus Christi issued an order confirming the plan of reorganization and implementing the settlement.
On either Dec. 11 or 14, the effective date of the plan, ASARCO will place $52,080,000 in an environmental custodial trust to address remedial activities. Funds totaling $52 million will be used at the El Paso site and the remainder will fund clean up at another non-operating site in Amarillo.
For the latest information on the clean-up plans and progress, see: http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/remediation/sites/asarco.html.