Alibi V.18 No.20 • May 14-20, 2009 

Photo Essay

Desert Industry

Lauro Silva, principal investigator for South Valley Partners for Environmental Justice, took me on a tour through the Mountain View neighborhood.

A wall in front of PG Enterprises, a company that processes and crushes concrete debris from road construction.
A wall in front of PG Enterprises, a company that processes and crushes concrete debris from road construction.

A hole in that same wall
A hole in that same wall
A view over the wall
A view over the wall

The close proximity of homes in the area to PG Enterprises
The close proximity of homes in the area to PG Enterprises

A drain flowing into a ditch behind the General Electric plant
A drain flowing into a ditch behind the General Electric plant
A closeup of that drain
A closeup of that drain

Silva says these are piles of creosote debris.
Silva says these are piles of creosote debris.

A scrap metal yard in the Mountain View neighborhood
A scrap metal yard in the Mountain View neighborhood

Debris in the ditch that runs between the Bosque and industrial development in the South Valley.
Debris in the ditch that runs between the Bosque and industrial development in the South Valley.