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

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Now the ASARCO Bankruptcy is over, copper prices increase ...

"Google Alert - asarco
Copper mining sees new AZ momentum
Arizona Daily Star
As rising copper prices increase mining-company profits, Arizona-based mining giants Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold and Asarco have boosted the work force ..."

To this day, the liabilities from nearly ten years of ASARCO disposing/burning secret hazardous wastes for profit have never been discussed in the Bankruptcy Courts.   Rep. Reyes, Chair of the House Intelligence Committee said that Asarco paid millions of dollars on the condition that details of what it had done would never become public.    El Paso TX got only about $52 million to clean up whatever undisclosed undeclared unmanifested hazardous wastes remain at the El Paso Asarco site and over 100 years of custom and secondary smelting activity.  The Asarco toxic groundwater plume reaches the Rio Grand the width of the entire property - below that point the City still draws irrigation water for over 70 miles of irrigation district (managed by Rep. Reyes' brother)  ----  and,  draws water for drinking (for central and westside El Paso according to the EPWU Vice President of Operations.) 



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