CRYSTAL CITY GETS NATIONAL ATTENTION
A Wall Street Journal article and supporting video were published on 9/16/2008. The title is
Jobs Unwanted, A Missouri Town That Saw Industry Leave Debates What Sort to Welcome Back.
The article tells us for the first time that the Chinese company Minmetals has withdrawn financial support from the
smelter project. It also has the first quote from former United States Senator, basketball star and Crystal City
native son Bill Bradley regarding his riverfront property that is at the heart of the controversy.
The article can be found here.
Riverfront Times Article - 1/6/2008
Chad Garrison of the Riverfront Times has been following the saga of the smelter for many months.
Chad personally came to several city council meetings including the famous 'all nighter' where the city council didn't
adjourn until nearly 3 a.m.
He was fortunate enough to get a rare interview with Dave Jump (the owner of
American Milling interested in constructing a barge port on the Bill Bradley property) and interviewed literally dozens of
other people to get a unique
perspective of the situation in Crystal City.
Smelterville is the title of the Riverfront Times
article that made the front page on January 6, 2008.