Asarco's Dirty Money

Alan Pogue/The Texas Observer
The Texas Observer | November 5, 2008
For more than a century, American Smelting and Refining Co. raked in profits while poisoning poor communities in nearly two dozen states. In 2005, the company filed for bankruptcy, initiating a sprawling case that left many Texas residents wondering who will pay to clean up toxic waste at Asarco's dirtiest plant.

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