Stop the Smelter

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By signing this petition, you are expressing your opposition for the development of the proposed aluminum recycling smelter by Alliance Metals, at 70050 US 60 Wenden, AZ Arizona 85357.

Your position about this project will be registered with County Officials. Some points to review.

  • While this smelter will bring increased tax revenues and jobs to La Paz County, the revenues are small, the jobs are few and dangerous.
  • This smelter will pollute the environment despite all of the pollution control devices that will be in place. In fact, according to ADEQ, the plant will emit 35 tons of nitrogen oxides, particulate mater, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead and dioxins and furans.
  • The 30,000 pounds of chlorine that are to be kept on site, as per the draft permit of the ADEQ, represent a potential health hazard to the Valley and could even cause the death of thousands of people.
  • Using information from the companies application and the subsequent draft permit from ADEQ, the increase in truck traffic due to this operation will hit 584 50,000 pound trucks per month.

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