Hayden Smelter

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The Hayden Smelter 1,000' tall smoke stack

Hayden Smelter is a copper smelter at Hayden, Arizona, owned and operated by ASARCO. It has a 305 meters (1,001 feet) tall chimney, which is the tallest free-standing structure of Arizona.

In 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency took action against the smelter for releasing "illegal amounts of lead, arsenic and eight other dangerous compounds."[1]


  1. ^ "EPA Takes Action Against Toxic Arizona Copper Plant: The Two-Way : NPR". NPR.org. 2011-11-17. Retrieved 2011-11-17.

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Coordinates: 33°0′19.86″N 110°46′32.23″W / 33.0055167°N 110.7756194°W / 33.0055167; -110.7756194