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A Mission To Save Smokestacks

AP | By JUAN CARLOS LLORCA | Posted 03.07.2013 | Green

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — People in this West Texas city spent decades trying to close a massive copper plant they said spewed fumes that made their eye...

'Clearly You Have Contamination Left Behind'

AP | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS | Posted 11.07.2012 | Green

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The largest financial contributor to the cleanup of Idaho's Silver Valley says the federal government's plan for the work is i...

A New Sheriff in Texas

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

A third-generation Mexican-American who is only 40, Al Armendariz is the new administrator of EPA's Region 6, comprising Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and 66 Tribal Nations.

Asarco, Mining Giant, Must Pay $1.79 Billion To Clean Up Mess

NPR | John Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The American Smelting and Refining Company, known as Asarco, will pay a record $1.79 billion to settle claims for hazardous waste pollution at 80 site...

Faith Can Move Mountains

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

The smelter spewed hundreds of thousands of tons of highly toxic substances such as lead, arsenic and cadmium, into the atmosphere and the communities that lived in its shadow.