Rally to demand answers about Asarco Demolition

Rally to demand answers about Asarco Demolition

POSTED: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 10:00am

UPDATED: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 9:03am

Group wants to know why there has been a lack of hazardous materials testing

The Asarco stacks will be coming down on April 13th but an El Paso group is worries this decision was poorly made.

Members of El Paso A.W.A.R.E wants the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to answer these questions: Why has there been a lack of testing of hazardous material; absence of a comprehensive plan for water sampling, air monitoring, and soil testing; lack of transparency; and lack of community outreach/involvement?

A.W.A.R.E members say these questions need to be answered for the health of the community and will meet at Foodville/Purple Pop Up Gallery at 209 E Mills Avenue and march towards the TCEQ offices at 401 E. Franklin Avenue at noon.

We reached out to TCEQ Wednesday morning and did not receive a response by publishing time.

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Where in the heck was A.W.A.R.E when Asarco was polluting the environment and poisoning people who lived in Smelter Town which by the was was demolished just like the Asarco stacks need to be. Even Beto O'Rourk is jumping on the publicity stunt bandwagon supposedly because he is concerned. If that isn't a bunch of hog wash then I don't know what is. Both A.W.A.R.E and O'Rourke need to go get a life and stop trying to save the stacks.

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