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ASARCO photos 1948-1990
Date: 2/3/2009 Album ID: 453964
Photos by EPT Library
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ASARCO
May 5, 1966 - READY FOR CONCRETE -- Workmen of Hunt Building Mart were busy Wednesday readying the concrete forms at American Smelting and Refining Co. for the worlds' tallest smokestack. A 30-hour continuous pour was begun Wednesday and trucks were transporting the 2,040 yards of concrete for the base. More than 100 tons of steel reinforcing in the concrete bottom will make up the base of the 826-foot stack. The base measures 85 feet across the flats of the octagonal-shaped structure. (Times Staff Photo)
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May 25, 1980 - SMELTER 'SUBSTANTIALLY' COMPLIES WITH EPA RULES (Times staff photo by David Kennedy)
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October 12, 1983 - Asarco spokesman Kinnen Goleman points to a vial that contains a gram of lead -- many times the EPA limit.
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September 2, 1980 - STRIKING ASARCO EMPLOYEES DAVID RAMIREZ, LEFT, AND JOSE DE SANTIAGO ... They spent Labor Day picketing at the plant's Paisano Drive entrance. (Times staff photo by Luis Villalobos)
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February 3, 1968 - ARGUES CASE --  Attorney Woodrow Bean pleads the case of 22 American Smelting and Refining Co. strikers arrested on charges of violating state picketing laws Friday afternoon. Listening to Bean's arguments are some of the strikes who were held under $400 bond each. At right is Justice of the Peace Ben Mejia who gave the strikers their magistrate's warning. (Times Staff Photo)
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July 14, 1949 - PICKETS AT SMELTER -- Two members of Local 509, International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter workers (CIO), are shown walking a picket line at the entrance to the American Smelting and Refining Co., properties on Alternate 80, Upper Valley. The men, (from left) A. Briones and Luis A. Gonzales, were among 700 workers who walked out at 3 p.m. Wednesday after a work stoppage early in the day. (Photo by Arcy)
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July 5, 1972 - ON SCHEDULE - Construction of the new $18.5 million sulfuric acid plant at the American Smelting & Refining Co. smelter in El Paso continues slightly ahead of schedule, which provides for its completion by the end of the year. The plant will substantially reduce the plume from the large stack and its emission of sulfur dioxide and particulates.
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August 26, 1983 - Emergency Medical Services and Fire Department vehicles wait outside the Asarco plant. Seven workers were exposed to sulfur dioxide Thursday. (Times photo by Carlos Rosales)
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June 22, 1990 - Alex Rocha walked along the railroad tracks outside of the Asarco smelter in West El Paso Monday with a load of trash he picked up along the company's fence. Rocha is working as part of the company's summer employment program. (Jay Brant / El Paso Times)
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May 1980 - Railroad  carrying ores and concentrates, formerly unloaded in the open, now enter an enclosed unloading facility. Dust generated during unloading is controlled by ventilation systems which utilize two jet-pulse type baghouses.
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March 5, 1978 - WILLIAM R. KELLY -- ASARCO MANAGER (Times staff photo by Larry C. Price)
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May 30, 1982 - William Kelly
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