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Author Hampton, Elaine M., 1948- author

Title Copper stain : Asarco's legacy in El Paso / Elaine Hampton and Cynthia C. Ontiveros
Published Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource
Series The environment in modern North America series ; volume 1
Contents Setting and participants -- From mountain to metal ingot -- A field of land mines -- Illegal hazardous waste and deception -- Disease and death -- The El Paso Smelter's pollutants -- Lead pollution and its effects in the border area -- Health effects of exposure to Smelter pollutants -- Danny Arellano and community activism -- Environmental injustice and its systemic violence -- Asarco's symbolic violence -- Research methodology
Summary Drs. Elaine Hampton and Cynthia C. Ontiveros weave this eloquent testimony into a cautionary tale of toxic exposure, community activism, and a corporate employer's dubious relationship with ethics--set against the political tug-of-war between industry's demands and government's obligation to protect the health of its people and the environment
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Asarco Inc -- History
Asarco Inc.
Copper mines and mining -- Environmental aspects -- Texas -- El Paso Region -- History -- 20th century
Environmental justice -- Texas -- El Paso -- History -- 20th century
Social responsibility of business -- Texas -- El Paso -- History -- 20th century
Work environment -- Texas -- El Paso -- History -- 20th century
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Infrastructure
Copper mines and mining -- Environmental aspects.
Environmental justice.
Social responsibility of business.
Work environment.
Texas -- El Paso Region.
Texas -- El Paso.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Ontiveros, Cynthia Christina, author
ISBN 0806163623 (electronic bk.)
9780806163628 (electronic bk.)