19 Nov '11, 3am

EPA Takes Action In Hayden, AZ, Against Toxic Copper - VIDEO | Care2 Causes

EPA Takes Action In Hayden, AZ, Against Toxic Copper - VIDEO | Care2 Causes

A few days ago, I wrote here about the need for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stand strong in enforcing stronger standards for mercury pollutants. Today I’m happy to discover that in the case of copper, the EPA has taken tough enforcement action against a copper smelter in Hayden, Arizona, a poor, largely Hispanic community of 900 people with a long history of copper smelting and complaints about toxic emissions. The unpublicized “finding of violation” issued against the Asarco copper smelter in Hayden claims the company has been continuously emitting illegal amounts of lead, arsenic and eight other dangerous compounds for six years. State Of Arizona Has Also Failed To Take Action The finding also suggests that the state of Arizona, which has primary responsibility for federal Clean Air Act enforcement in the state, has failed to take meaningful action. Coul...

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