The head of the Environmental Protection Agency visited the borderland and said ex-ASARCO workers have good reason to be worried.
“A lot of agony and pain and illness has been left behind, a lot of financial hardship,” said third generation ex-ASARCO worker Daniel Arellano. Even though he’s been diagnosed with leukemia, he said his own health is not his biggest concern; it’s the health of all El Pasoans who could be exposed to hazardous chemicals in our air and water.
“Invisible injury comes 20, 30 years later,” Arellano said. He and the rest of the ex-ASARCO worker group came here to beg the head of the EPA to get more involved with the site cleanup.
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