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Keep our community and desert valley healthy, vibrant and beautiful… for years and years to come.

  • Alliance Metal in Holding Pattern Amidst Covid-19

    April 12, 2020 by

    When the Supervisors meeting was cancelled and everything was put on hold, pretty much everything smelter related stopped…including our updates.  I saw someone request a source for the latest update on the smelter the other day on social media and it occurred to me that we should at least give everyone an update on where… Read more

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A community that is thriving with life and possibilities is supported by the thoughts, ideas and actions of people, and just as importantly, supported by the framework that supports these processes, such as schools, churches and businesses. 

Businesses can define a community and set a tone for future development.For instance, casinos built Las Vegas and set a tone for gambling and adult themed industries. Installing an aluminum recycling smelter would telegraph that Wenden and McMullen Valley is open for business in toxic industry and would attract like businesses. 

Is this the tone we want for Wenden? No. Many of McMullen Valley citizens and in neighboring communities such as Wickenburg, do not want the aluminum recycling smelter for a list of factually based reasons. Extensive research has been done to support these reasons and will be discussed on the pages of this website. 

Nosmelterhere.com will provide you insight into the toxic pollution this facility will produce, the health and potential lethal scenarios, environmental racism, inappropriate high-risk geographical location, environmental risks and the decline of economics to its citizens and future growth. Also, and most importantly: WHAT YOU CAN DO!


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