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"THE ONLY THING NECESSARY FOR THE TRIUMPH OF EVIL IS FOR GOOD MEN TO DO NOTHING"
--Burke

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

ASARCO: All about "Closure" and not about "Disclosure"

Why would the DOJ release this press release just last december after the Asarco Bankruptcy ended, without EVER requiring the court(s) to consider what ASARCO had actually done?!? 

The EPA secretly told the DOJ in 1998 that ASARCO had burned illegal dangerous secret hazardous wastes for profit for nearly ten years.  Then they sealed their agreement with Asarco and kept this from the community for eight more years.

It was the DOJ's responsibility (through someone called a "DOJ BANKRUPTCY TRUSTEE") to make the Asarco court consider the liabilities from the secret haz-waste.  The DOJ never did this --  even though SPGEG (Sunland Park, N.M.) requested it through proper legal-court-channels.   The press announcement from last December was made by the DOJ ALONG WITH THE EPA.   That had to be a NATIONAL EPA decision -- higher than the  regional offices that administer the El Paso TX and E. Helena MT Asarco smelter sites where the illegal secret burnings happened for years...  

Representative Reyes said (after the confidential-for-settlement-purposes-only-1998 DOJ/EPA document was publicly released after 8 years of silence, in 2006) that ASARCO had paid MILLIONS OF DOLLARS on condition that the details of what it had done would NEVER BECOME PUBLIC.   For more information use google to search "Asarco Secret Document".

What is going on, that they are not being honest with us? 

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2009/December/09-enrd-1326.html

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