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UT System execs tour old Asarco site; MountainStar Sports Group also interested

As the $80-million cleanup of the old Asarco copper smelter enters its final phase, the property is attracting attention from at least two big potential buyers.

One is MountainStar Sports Group, the owners of the Chihuahuas baseball team. The group’s members recently toured the property, according to MountainStar president Alan Ledford.

Another potential buyer is the University of Texas at El Paso, which is considering, more seriously, purchasing at least a portion of the former Asarco property.

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