Life after the ASARCO smokestacks
POSTED: Friday, April 12, 2013 - 8:02pm
UPDATED: Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 5:59am
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — 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.