El Paso Times – EPA chief Lisa Jackson hears impact of pollution on city’s poor

If the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is serious about helping residents of low-income neighborhoods damaged by industrial pollution, it will take over the Asarco cleanup, a former smelter employee told the agency chief on Thursday.

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson spent an hour listening to residents of El Paso, Vinton, Westway, Sunland Park and other locations who spoke of health problems they believe are related to pollution from a steel plant, a landfill, chemical plants, dairies and Asarco, the shuttered smelter.

Health problems discussed ranged from allergic reactions and asthma to multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.

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