Saturday, December 5, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
In other communities, stadiums have been placed on Asarco riverfront properties, and in still others, research parks or other key installations have been placed.
"Due to the proximity to Mexico, the historic nature of Peace Park across the river, and the rail and access to UTEP, this site is very important to El Paso's future."
"Incorporated herein by reference is a copy of
an internal EPA memorandum dated June 28, 2001, which contains the
following handwritten sentence: "The TNRCC is concerned that the
El Paso sampling plan doesn't undermine the ASARCO Corpus sampling
delima (sic)." An inescapable inference from this sentence is the
fact that ASARCO has compromised employees of both the EPA and
TCEQ. Both ASARCO and the regulators are concealing certain
ASARCO contaminants from the residents of Corpus Christi and the
Paso del Norte Region. Every individual who either knows, or
should know that ASARCO's contamination is being concealed is
exposed to both criminal and civil liability"
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
of the worst contamination
commodities trader Glencore International AG to its roster of approved
(do a search within this blog for "Glencore")
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
And why is there a Swiss Bank called "ASARCO AG" (Asarco SA, Asarco inc)?!
"According to The Wall Street Journal, Asarco now is flush with cash and reporting a total profit, after its bankruptcy filing, of $623.4 million. So in the end, the company is also succeeding.
"Whether this result was due to good stewardship, excellent management, higher copper prices, appropriate judicial oversight by the bankruptcy judge, extraordinary good luck, or a combination of all these factors may be debated," U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen wrote in his ruling of the case, "but the ultimate result is inarguable.""
"...Lazalde and Robert Moore, an attorney representing Grupo in Asarco's bankruptcy case, met with The Republic to discuss Grupo's plans for Asarco, how it is responding to worries from community members and the status of union negotiations.
High on its to-do list is addressing concerns of the United Steelworkers, which represents about 1,700 Asarco workers. Grupo has until Jan. 15 to present a comprehensive proposal to the union outlining what it would offer in a new contract.
The union's current contract expires in June. Grupo has offered to extend the contract for a year, but the union wants a three-year extension to 2013 similar to its negotiated deal with Sterlite."