Rally to demand answers about Asarco Demolition

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

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 12:04pm

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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