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

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Clients apparently included Asarco AG (Asarco Inc., Asarco SA) President

http://www.marketmicrostructure.org/about.html

"Established in 1999, the European Market Microstructure Institute (Европейский Институт Микроструктуры Рынка) provides Russian institutional investors with market microstructure modeling, quantitative research, consulting, and investment strategies with a focus on market maker behaviour for Eurozone index futures and oil futures....Representative Clients  [included] Bahrain International Bank; Banc Caribe; Bank Menatep (Group Menatep); British Trade and Commerce Bank; CreditTrust; Dialog-Optim Bank; Dr. Bent Hansen; Dr. Frank Modigliani; Dr. Reginald Zelnik; Dr. Richard Holton; Fargoil; Global Direct Dealing AG; Gold Bear (Moscow); Kommerchesky Bank Sberezheny; Mr. Alexander Slesarev; Mr. Andrei Kozlov; Mr. Jean-Pierre Aguilar; Mr. Konstantin Meshcheryakov; Mr. Mikhail Borisovich Khodorkovsky; Mr. Mikhail Katamanin; Mr. Oleg Zhukovsky; Mr. Stephen Curtis; Mr. Vladimir Dubov; Prof. Coimbatore Krishnarao (C.K.) Prahalad; Prof. Kuldeep Shastri; Promeximbank; Ratibor; Ratimer; Sir Clive Granger; Sodbusinessbank; Yukos Oil".

Asarco A.G.'s deceased President Mikhail Katamanin Chicago Lakefront estate to be settled in Lake County, not Russia

".....the Highland Park home -- as well as an adjacent mansion at 975 N. Sheridan Road, in which Katamanin's relatives apparently lived -- were owned by a trust in Katamanin's name.

[the Judge] also appointed Lake County Public Guardian Keith West to oversee the identification and liquidation of Katamanin's assets and then distribute the assets to his heirs and many creditors.

Parties in the case are due back in court Nov. 15, at which time Kennedy said he plans to file a petition to recover assets for Plymouth Consultants."

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/10/estate-of-north-shore-businessman-under-judges-control.html

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/northnorthwest/ct-x-n-katamanin-20101015,0,5328102.story

Mansion owned by recently deceased President of the Swiss bank called ASARCO A.G. (Asarco Inc., Asarco SA)

(after you click on this link, look for "play slideshow" to see the slides of the property from the realty database)
Lakefront mansion

Friday, October 15, 2010

"(ASARCO LLC) Bankruptcy Litigation Team Offi ce of the General Counsel, Washington, D.C." "pollution control team"

'American Smelting and Refi ning Company (ASARCO LLC) Bankruptcy Litigation Team OGC: "Pollution Control Team" '
"Image taken on 2010-08-03 13:22:03 by USDAgov" see
http://bankruptcyscotland.com/10di1454-0044-pollution-control-team-american-smelting-and-refi-ning-company-asarco-llc-bankruptcy-litigation-team-ogc.html

"62nd Honor Awards ceremony held on August 3, 2010 in the Thomas Jefferson Auditorium at the U. S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Assistant Secretary for Administration Pearlie Reed present the award to Pollution Control Team - American Smelting and Refining Company (ASARCO LLC) Bankruptcy Litigation Team Offi ce of the General Counsel, Washington, D.C., group leader Ronals S. McClain for successful recovery of over $171 million in the ASARCO LLC bankruptcy to be used for environmental cleanup and natural resources restoration at 12 contaminated sites of Forest Service land."
http://www.flickr.com/photos/usdagov/4859616665/in/photostream/

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Project Navigator Trustee Website : public input....... less than one week left and counting

Community has almost the full six weeks left to comment on the first two:
Demolition Health and Safety Plan (HASP), October 8, 2010
Draft Final Site Health and Safety Plan, October 8, 2010


Community has less than a week left to comment on the following:
Draft Community Assurance Plan (CAP), September 2010
Draft Community Relations Plan, September 2010

Asphalt Cap at Asarco El Paso TX more than a foot thick next to storm ponds

[click on image to zoom] This image is from
http://www.recastingthesmelter.com/wp-content/themes/recastingasarco/images/community_scholars_02.jpg

"Malcolm Pirnie responsible for IDENTIFYING ANY DATA GAPS" at the Asarco El Paso site...

"On May 20th [2010] the Site Trustee selected Malcolm Pirnie (www.pirnie.com) as the Environmental Engineering Consultant. Malcolm Pirnie has a high-level of experience successfully completing similar complex remediation jobs in Texas. The initial tasks of the consultant will be to: create an updated Site safety plan, analyze past site data and identify any data gaps and participate in the City’s upcoming charrette process."

Malcolm Pirnie is represented locally by a senior Project Manager and El Paso City School Board Trustee, David Dodge.  Mr. Dodge's resume, online at recastingthesmelter states that he is a member of the Paso del Norte Group. 

Santa Teresa Int. Port of Entry: 10 miles from the Asarco El Paso toxic epi-center











[click on map to zoom it in separate window]

UTEP CERM Director, Project Navigator, and Malcolm Pirnie ASKING FOR STUDENT INTERNS TO WORK at ASARCO EL PASO remediation-site

NO MENTION TO THE STUDENTS ABOUT POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO UNDISCLOSED TOXINS.  THE EPA TOLD THE DOJ  ASARCO EL PASO HAD CONDUCTED NEARLY TEN YEARS OF ILLEGAL HAZ-WASTE INCINERATION-FOR-PROFIT.   Will these students be given haz-mat protection? 
http://www.recastingthesmelter.com/wp-content/themes/recastingasarco/downloads/UTEP-STUDENT-INTERNSHIPS.pdf

"Successful applicants will be employees of Malcolm Pirnie for one semester, working for 8-10 hrs/week, and assigned to one of the three teams of scientists and engineers working on-site at the ASARCO Remediation Project. Interns will be required to submit a report describing their experience and will be eligible for academic credit. Salary: $12/hr"


TCEQ says that ASARCO contaminated groundwater beneath El Paso Texas (this is within the Rio Grand alluvium)

"In accordance with the 1996 Agreed Order, ASARCO submitted the first Remedial Investigation (RI) Report on October 9, 1998. Subsequent RI Phase II, III & IV reports were submitted in July 2000, November 2001 and September 2003, respectively. The RI Report indicates the groundwater was impacted by plant operations. Since the process pond water and groundwater are interconnected, the process pond water is most likely the main source for metals in the groundwater"

surface soil ARSENIC AT 17,000 MG/KG at the ASARCO EL PASO SITE

"The elements which comprise the Chemicals of Concern (COC) at the [ASARCO] El Paso facility include arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), copper (Cu), iron (Fe), lead (Pb), selenium (Se) and zinc (Zn). The most prevalent COCs are arsenic, lead, and cadmium. The highest on-site surface soil concentrations are arsenic at 17,000 mg/kg; lead at 49,000 mg/kg; and cadmium at 3,500 mg/kg."

http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/remediation/sites/asarco/media