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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Asarco Hayden will smelt siliceous flux for gold and silver

"Google Alerts
Santa Fe Gold Supplies Trial Shipment of Siliceous Flux to Arizona ...
Santa Fe Gold Corporation (OTCBB:SFEG) is pleased to announce it has contracted with ASARCO LLC ("Asarco") to supply a trial shipment of 1000 tons of ...

""This initial trial of siliceous flux to Asarco's Hayden smelter, together with a similar trial conducted earlier this year with Freeport-McMoRan Miami's smelter, is expected to lead to long term contracts," said Pierce Carson, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Flux sales potentially could be quite significant to Santa Fe and could account for a substantial portion of ore mined at Summit."

Asarco El Paso TX Smelter stack to be brought down BEFORE DISCLOSING WHAT SECRETS TOXINS REMAIN

What do the Environmental Officials/DOJ and ASARCO continue to hide?  They are removing the Asarco stack before they disclose what toxins remain in the region from the years of illegal hidden waste-incineration.  Stacks can prove the point-source of industrial emissions down to the dust-particle level (SEM analysis) and easily assign monetary blame and responsibility. 

The La Paz Accord Internation Joint Advisory Committee for Air passed a resolution over 18 months ago recommending a comprehensive study to show what the background contaminants were in the Paso del Norte and the EPA HAS NOT RESPONDED.  People within the EPA, the DOJ and TCEQ continue to dodge the questions.  No study has been done to determine what actinides remain here or how much radioactive nickel or polonium etc. from the years of unlisted, secret waste burning.  Despite six years of asking, the community have yet to get answers.

"Google Alerts
Asarco Demolition Date Scheduled | KTSM News Channel 9
Asarco Demolition Date Scheduled. By Alexa Helms Multimedia JournalistAnchor ... Opinions vary on what to do with the Asarco smokestacks ...

Friday, August 27, 2010

Asarco rewards those who kept the secret of the corrupt illegal haz-waste El Paso CONTOP incineration with promotions and retirement

Instead of full disclosure to the taxpayers of El Paso County and the community of the Paso del Norte region, the former Manager and the person in charge of the world's two largest CONTOP furnaces got full retirement and promotion.

Instead of prison.

While Asarco employees as a group slowly die from terrible cancers, m.s., and other diseases commonly associated with exposure to industrial poisons, the managment who let this happen and did not disclose what was going on get retirement and promotion.

Where is our Federal oversight, where is our Federal Dept. of Justice?  Why are taxpayers and employees being left in the dark while the company management escapes accountability for what the EPA secretly told the Federal DOJ was illegal activity done over almost a DECADE?!

Asarco General Manager Retires MyHighPlainscom
Larry Castor, general manager of the Asarco Amarillo Copper Refinery, is retiring effective Aug. 31, after 34 years with the company.

Castor ... and his wife, Joni, plan to take off the next two years to explore and spend time in various places in the U.S. and abroad....Jones...will become the seventh general manager of the Asarco Amarillo Copper Refinery since start of operations in 1975."

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

March 2010 Whistleblower exposes J.P. Morgan Chase [Asarco had a "$450 million Revolving Credit Agreement with J.P. Morgan Chase & Co] precious metals market manipulation

"A London trader walks the CFTC through a silver manipulation in advance"

..."On March 23, 2010, GATA Director Adrian Douglas was contacted by a whistleblower by the name of Andrew Maguire. Maguire is a metals trader in London. He has been told first-hand by traders working for JPMorganChase that JPMorganChase manipulates the precious metals markets, and they have bragged to how they make money doing so."
April 11, 2010 New York Post:
Metal$ are in the pits Trader blows whistle on gold & silver price manipulation by MICHAEL GRAY

"Maguire -- in an exclusive interview with The Post -- explained JPMorgan's role in the metals pits in both London and here, and how they can generate a profit either way the market moves.

"JPMorgan acts as an agent for the Federal Reserve; they act to halt the rise of gold and silver against the US dollar. JPMorgan is insulated from potential losses [on their short positions] by the Fed and/or the US taxpayer," Maguire said."

May 24, 2010
Serious manipulation’ Of Gold Silver Markets
"...Maguire rebuked the CFTC: “It is common knowledge here in London among the metals traders that it is JPM’s (JPMorgan Chase’s) intent to flush out and cover as many shorts as possible prior to any discussion in March about position limits. ....WND asked JPMorgan Chase to reply to Maguire’s charges. “We have no knowledge of who Andrew Maguire is,” Brian Marchiony, a spokesman for JPMorgan Chase told WND. “We have no comment on Maguire’s charges.”

"USW Announces Observers for Strike at Mexican [ASARCO's old owner Grupo Mexico] Copper Mine"

"PITTSBURGH, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW), today announced a cross-border effort is being undertaken to place a rotating team of international observers in northern Mexico's city of Cananea to monitor the presence of 3,000 illegal federal police who are intimidating striking copper miners of the Los Mineros independent union....USW National Director for Canada Ken Neumann in Toronto – has also called on Mexican President Felipe Calderon to assist a peaceful resolution of the strike, which is mainly over issues of health and safety....According to Los Mineros strike leaders, the Mexican government is behind recent actions that have begun terminating electric power at some of the strikers' homes as another example of attempts to intimidate and frustrate their standing up for their rights under Mexican labor laws...."