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Project: Asarco smelter

Contact Name: Judy Smith

(Jsmith@tacoma.k12.wa.us)

School: Henry Foss High School

Date Completed: Winter 2008-2009

Details:

A video of the Asarco smelter stack being blown up was used to introduce the topic of the costs of cleaning up the toxic pollution by the Asarco smelter. Two presenters sat at a table reading from their notes to go over the costs and the physical effects of exposure to some of the most common and toxic pollutants from the smelter's operation(heavy metal poisonin). They ended with a video of condos being built on top of soil contaminated by Asarco, as well as showing some current photos of the old smelter site.

 

http://www.asarco.com/AMDC/smelting.html

http://yosemite.epa.gov/R10/CLEANUP.NSF/9f3c21896330b4898825687b007a0f33/c73c106fd187e1b6882569150064ad86?OpenDocument

 

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