Questions for the Site Trustee from Raymundo Aguirre of the El Paso Tribune

The following is an email sent from Raymundo Aguirre, a reporter from the El Paso Tribune, to the Site Trustee, Roberto Puga:

Hello Mr. Puga!

My name is Raymundo Aguirre. I am writing a news story dealing with the ASARCO properties and hoped you could answer a few quick questions.

  1. Do you have an estimate for how soon the properties affected by contaminants could be ready for redevelopment under the Connecting El Paso Plan?
  2. When will the smokestacks come down?
  3. Will any of the buildings be kept as historical sights?
  4. How about the cemetery by Smeltertown?

Thank you for your time.

Raymundo Aguirre
Reporter| El Paso Tribune

Response from Roberto Puga:

Hello Mr. Aguirre,

Please see below for answers to your questions:

  1. We have a 5 year schedule estimate for the remediation activities. We are currently in year 2, so, we should be completed in 2014.
  2. The smokestacks will be demolished in approximately 12 months, February 2012.
  3. Two to three historical buildings will be preserved. The buildings include the administrative building, the power house building and perhaps one other (based on its condition).
  4. The Smelter Town Cemetery is owned by the Diocese of El Paso; they are responsible for its upkeep and access.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with other questions.

Roberto Puga, Site Trustee

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