Decades of Mining Have Brought Life and some think Death
Phoenix New Times
On the map, their own homes are dotted with pins and black marks. So are their friends', their neighbors', other family
members'. No one knows what's causing this death toll, which includes a cancer rate 50 percent higher than that of Phoenix.
But the Corona family and a large group of area residents suspect the killer is the decades-old industrial facility that squats like a beast at the center of Hayden, its machinery embracing the town like outstretched limbs: the ASARCO smelter.
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