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Asarco tour
Date: 7/14/2010 Album ID: 1040590
About 6 former ASARCO employees toured the plant with Roberto Puga, the trustee and project manager. Officials sought input from the former employees as they craft a plan of action moving forward in the eventual cleanup of the site. Photos by Rudy Gutierrez / El Paso Times.
Efren Martinez, left, a former ASARCO employee of 27 years talked with Scott Brown, center, of Malcolm Pirnie during a tour of the closed smelter Tuesday. About 6 former ASARCO employees toured the plant with state trustee Roberto Puga and officials from companies contracted to decontaminate and demolish it. Officials hope input from the former employees will help them in crafting a plan of action as they move forward in the eventual cleanup of the site. Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times
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A tour comprising of former ASARCO employees and officials from environmental companies and the trust toured the closed ASARCO smelter Tuesday. About 6 former ASARCO employees toured the plant with state trustee Roberto Puga and officials from companies contracted to decontaminate and demolish it. Officials hope input from the former employees will help them in crafting a plan of action as they move forward in the eventual cleanup of the site. Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times
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Doug Solon, right, project navigator with the trust overseeing the future of the closed ASARCO smelter property talked with officials from the Malcolm Pirnie company during a tour of the site tuesday. They are from left: Alicia Fogg, Marc Gunter and Scott Brown. Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times
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Former ASARCO employee Mario Nevarez, second from left, used a stick to move an unknown green substance from railroad tracks inside the closed plant Tuesday. About 6 former ASARCO employees toured the plant with state trustee Roberto Puga and officials from companies contracted to decontaminate and demolish it. Officials hope input from the former employees will help them in crafting a plan of action as they move forward in the eventual cleanup of the site. At right is Scott Brown of the Malcolm Pirnie company. Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times
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A sample taken from a rail road track bed is collected for analysis at the closed ASARCO plant Tuesday. Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times
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Doug Solon, left, project navigator for the ASARCO plant cleanup project and Carlos Rodriguez, a former ASARCO employee of 27 years talked at the start of a tour of the site Tuesday. Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times
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Sacks containing an unknown material are stacked in one of the building inside the closed ASARCO smeling plant. Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times
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An old ASARCO plant building. Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times
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A hstorical marker inside the closed ASARCO plant. Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times
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Warning signs outside one of the ASARCO plant's buildings. Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times
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