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--Burke

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Washington State got nearly 200 million from Asarco while El Paso TX got less than 40 million

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Dept. of Ecology plan aims to clean up Tacoma Smelter Plume properties
Tacoma Daily News
In December 2009, the state of Washington obtained a $188 million bankruptcy settlement from Asarco. About $94 million is slated for the Tacoma Smelter ..."

How sad for El Paso TX that they got around 32 million dollars for cleanup of an unpermitted and illegal multi-state hazardous-waste disposal operation (ASARCO from 1991-1998) while Tacoma WA got three  times that amount. 

Doesn't pay to be a mexican-american community does it.  The surface water supply (Rio Grande) is now fully compromised by the Asarco El Paso arsenic-plume.  Paltry 32 million; and, the Federal Dept. of Justice Bankruptcy Trustee during the Bush Administration allowed this to happen by looking the other way and letting the Asarco Bankruptcy Courts totally ignore the Asarco hazardous-waste operation-liabilities.






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