Q&A: Man leading Asarco cleanup says saving stack would cost $14M (4:10 a.m.)

Roberto Puga is the man in charge of cleaning up more than 100 years of smelting activity at the Asarco site. Full Story
Knock it down

Las Cruces, NM

#1 Apr 18, 2011
ASARCO made a handful of people rich but it NEVER did anything good for El Paso or the area. Knock the stack down. Today.
wassup

Silver City, NM

#2 Apr 18, 2011
ASARCO didn't provide jobs and pay taxes?
Sparetyme

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Apr 18, 2011
wassup wrote:
ASARCO didn't provide jobs and pay taxes?
I have to say, sometimes jobs and added taxes just don't matter. ASARCO raped Texas, New Mexico and Mexico for years. They knew exactly what they were doing and regulators turned their back on public safety. Another case of short term gains vs long term safety.

As for the folks in El Paso that wanted to preserve the ASARCO stack, you are a bunch of morons! Ask those that are sick or the families of those that died from ASARCO's pollution if that is a fitting memorial.

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