Life after the ASARCO smokestacks

Life after the ASARCO smokestacks
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POSTED: Friday, April 12, 2013 - 8:02pm

UPDATED: Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 5:59am

What happens after the ASARCO smokestacks are demolished? Almost immediately crews will begin crushing up concrete from the stacks. That will all be placed in a big waste cell that's been created on site. All the debris will be wrapped in a special plastic material. Some metal in the stacks will be recycled. The demolition is part of a greater $52 million dollar remediation of the site. That is supposed to be complete by 2015. Site Trustee Roberto Puga then hopes to sell the site some time after that. The city's master plan calls for mixed-use, high-density development on the property.

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The ASARCO smoke stakes has become as symbolic as the many missions and the history of the early iron miners of "El Chuco" the copper smelter stands not only as a symbol of industry but as a landmark of OUR CITY!
I believe its just another neglect for EL PASO PRIDE as well as lack of proper judgement on behalf of officials elected by us at the expense of "Our Best Interests"
Just really sad to see something all of us see and admire be leveled to bits of dust..

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