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

  • More Information About Alliance Metals Planned Open Houses

    February 20, 2020 by

    Update:  It seems that Alliance/Rose did not contact Salome Restaurant to make arrangements for their open house.  The restaurant contacted them through their Facebook page last night and told them that they were welcome to have lunch there but there would be no “meeting”.  I am unsure now if Loren will even show up.  I believe that… Read more

  • Opportunity to Address Loren Barton-Alliance Metals in Person

    February 18, 2020 by

    Below is a letter going out to all Wenden residents regarding Alliance Metals.  Please, everyone who can, plan on attending. Important Update on Alliance Metals Plans for Building a Smelter in Wenden  Alliance Metals is moving forward with their plans to build the smelter despite rumors to the contrary.  They’ve been conducting meetings with several… Read more

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Updated pages:  Important Meetings, What can you do?, Why the smelter should not be in Wenden.

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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