El Paso – Keeping Things Quiet

How might past awareness of smelter-related dangers have been downplayed or otherwise manipulated?



Joe Piñon on local culture of silence during 50s through 70s about ASARCO’s effects.


Joe Piñon more on local industrial pressures and media that kept damper on discussions about ASARCO’s effects.


Danny Arellano on corporate strategy of keeping managers in dark on what’s going into plant, as set out in 2001.


Jorge Villalobos on what exactly metallurgists were told, learned about the materials they then worked with.


Bill Addington and Jorge Villalobos discuss what was known when about the hazardous waste shipments to the ASARCO plant.


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