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. IIIIIIILIIIIIINNIIIIIIIIIII _ :n :nummall November 30, 2011 San Manuel Miner, San Manuel, Arizona Page 11 By Mila Lira Manuel 2, Superior 4, Win- Readers of the Copper kelman 1. Six respondents Area News answered ques- preferred not to answer. tions to our online survey Question 1: Do you feel about Hayden being listed that NPR is correct to list in their Poisoned Places Hayden as a "Poisoned series. Of the 26 readers Place". from throughout the cop- 65.3% (17) of those re- per corridor responded to sponding said yes they the survey. The votes per feel that NPR is correct community broke out like to list Hayden as a "Poi- this: Hayden 5, Kearny 3, soned Place". 34.6% (9) Mammoth 2, Oracle 3, San of those responding said Asarco Continued from Page 10 soils on residential properties. public areas and vacant lots in Hoyden and Winkelman. Asarco under the EPA's oversight has completed the cleanup of the soils on residential properties. public areas and vacant lots in both towns and, in doing so, achieved all the required cleanup levels. The EPA's notice of deficiency concerns Asarco's April 2011 revised remedial investigation/feasibility study (RI/FS) work plan for addressing media other than soils on residential properties, public areas and vacant lots. Asarco has objected to the notice and the notice and objection are the subject of a dispute resolution process that is ongoing before the EPA. Do the emissions inventory data you submit to the ADEQ annually include fugitive emissions? If not, why not? If so, has the ADEQ required any capture efficiency testing for the furnace and concentrator operations? Recent inventories list capture efficiency at 1.O0, which would imply 100-percent capture (i.e., no fugitive emissions escaping from furnaces, process buildings). I understand this is very difficult to do. Even a I percent difference could have a huge impact on the amount of emissions. For instance, i/you had a 100 lb/hr lead source controlled by a 99.9-percent efficient baghouse, a 1% fugitive rate (99 percent capture) would emit I0 times more (1 lb/hr) than the controlled baghouse emission rate (03 lb/hr). The emissions inventory data for the Hoyden smelter which Asarco submits to the ADEQ include fugitive emissions• The ADEQ has not required "capture efficiency testing" because the EPA's rules do not require such testing. What the EPA's rules and ADEQ do require, through Asarco's air quality control permit, is that Asarco routinely conduct performance testing of certain equipment. including air pollution control devices, to ensure they are operating within applicable specifications such as numeric limits and other performance standards that are included In the permit.- The results of the performance tests are used along with other information to prepare the emissions inventories as well as Asarco's Toxic Release Inventory reports (discussed in the response to question 7. below). In addition, the ADEQ required and Asarco performed, consistent with applicable rules, a thorough six-month long empirical fugitive emissions study. The results of the fugitive emissions study were used along with the routine performance test results to estimate all HAPs emissions atthe smelter in a submittal to the ADEQ in 2004. Based on its review of the documentation, the ADEQ determined that there is no indication the Hayden smelter is a "major source" of HAPs. The information compiled in this article was provided to the investigative journalists from CPI but was never mentioned in the articles that were published by NPR. no. Some of the comments for sO long it is easy to lose (8) of those surveyed said nesses and deaths. received to this question sight of the total cost to no. Those providing com- • Possible. There seems were: our personal and economic merits to this question said: to be a lot of Leukemia in • Listing Ha/den as a vitality. • Outrageous accusations the area. This should be "Poisoned Place'" is pure .. As per EPA we can "t were made, claiming to studied. theatrics and a misrepre- pretend there are no health have a long list of docu- • Yes, just look at many sentation of the facts by a problems in Ha/den-Win- " mented statistical in/or- of the death certificates couple of locals and by ac- kelman due to the smelter motion, showing multiple of area residents. "'Down tivists that have never been and mining, deaths in the area related Winders" (nuclear testing m or worked in a mine. Question 2: Do you feel to airborne contaminants• in Nevada also contrib- mill, or smelter/Sensa- that mining conditions of That is pure hog-wash, uted). tionalism sells, and brings the past and the pollution and an intentional misrep- * I believe th~at tainted notoriety to the~accusers, from those operations are resentation by a few envi- water and air can lead to regardless of the truthful- a source of cancer related ronmental activists. The illnesses, which in turn ness of their statements/ deaths in the area? proof is in the pudding! can lead to cancer-related • I think it has value, 69.2% (18) of those re- Lets see the names, places deaths if left untreated. however painful, to hear sponding voted yes that the and causes of these alleged Question 3: Do you be- the way the outside world conditions of the past and deaths/People's chosen lieve that the State of sees us. The environmen- the pollutions from those lifestyles, such as poor Arizona is doing all that tal abuses by earlier mine mining operations are a eating habits, substance it can to enforce the Air operators has been a part source for cancer related abuse, and use of tobacco Quality Act? of the fabric of the region deaths in the area. 30.7% products, cause most ill-See Survey, Page 12 Assembly of God ORACLE Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednesday 7 p.m. Thursday Royal Rangers 5 p.m. Pastor Jack Siddle, Jr. Residence 896-2507 Mammoth A sembly of God 201 E. Kino & Catalina/POB 692 We offer Help, Healing & Hope Sunday School ....... 9:45 a.m. Worship Service,~......11 a.m. Group Bible Study ....... 6 p.m. Wednesday .................. 6 p.m. Magnify-Youth Adults-Verse By Verse Study MAGNET NITE 2nd & 4th Fridays 4-9:30 p,m. Pastor Robert L. Koch 4187-2219 Living Word Chapel 3941 W. Hwy. 77, Oracle 896-2771 • 896-9020 Sunday: First Service 9:00 a.m. Fellowship Time 10:30-11:00a.m. Second Service 11 a.m. Children & Youth classes available for both services Pastor James Ruiz First Southern Baptist Church Short & Jones Street, Mammoth Pastor Frank Ogden • 487-2488 Sunday: Sunday School 9:45 a.m Worship 11 a.m. Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. "Where the Gospel is preachea" Oracle Union Church American Ave.. Oracle, 896-2544 Near Mt. Lemmofi Turnoff ".4 community church!or a world corarnunity.' Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Dr. Ed Nelson First Baptist Church American Way, Oracle 520-808-3171 Pastor Ray Lott Sunday: School 9:30 a.m. Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Free food distribution 2nd Tuesday, 11 a.m. Full Gospel Church of God .301 E. Webb Dr., San Manuel 520-385-1250 or 520-385-5017 Pastors Michael & Bea Lucero Sr. Sunday: School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. No Evening Service Wednesday 6 p.m. Teen Group 3rd Friday of every month 6 p.m. Iglesia de Dios "Pan DeVida" 113 N. Main Street, Mammoth El lugar donde encontraras el agua viva clue saciara la sed de tu alma. Domingo: 10 a.m. Miercoles: 7 p.m. Viernes (oracion): 7 p.m. Pastor Sergio Hernandez 520-265-2192 First Baptist Church 103 W. Galiuru, Mammoth. 487-2120 Sunday: Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11a.m. "The Church On The Hill" Oracle Church of Christ 2425 El Paseo 896-2452 896-2067 Sunday Bible Study ° 10 am Worshi p • 11 am Community Presbyterian Church McNab & First Ave.. San Manuel 385-2341 Sunday: Adult Bible Study 9:45 a.m. Morning Service 11 a.m. 4th Sunday of the month: Joyful Music Celebration 4 p.m. with potluck to follow. Pastor: Rev. Jeff Dixon First Baptist Church 1st & Nichols, San Manuel, 385-4655 Sunday: Bible Study 9:45 a.m. Worship 11 a.m. Discipleship 5 p.m. Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer Meeting 6 p.m. Amos Coffey, Interim Pastor Church of Christ • 99 Nichols, San Manuel Sunday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m,, & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. The Potter's House 212 Main Street. Mammoth 385-4153 Pagtor Mario Sanchez Jr. Sunday: Sunday School 10 - 10:45 a.m Morning Service 11 a.m. Evening Service 7 p.m. Wednesday: Mid-Week Service 7 p.m. Oracle Seventh-Day Adventist Church 2150 Hwy. 77. Oracle Saturday: Sabbath School 9:30 a.m. Worship Service11 a.m. Pastor John Roybal Assembly of God Main St., SM (across from the pool) Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday Night Service 6 p.m. Wednesday Night Service 6 p.m. Wednesday Children's Study 6 p.m. Pastor Clarence Horn, 385-4353 All are welcome to hear God's Word. Hope to see you. To be included in the weekly church listing, call the San Manuel Miner 385-2266,