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Asbestos and Mesothelioma Leads to “Public Health Emergency”

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has officially announced its plan for cleaning up parts of the Montana community contaminated for more than 70 years by deadly asbestos.  Libby, Montana was the sight of a major vermiculite mine that spewed themesothelioma causing mineral, asbestos, across the town until it was closed in 1990.  EPA now says a combination of soil removal and containment should be used to keep asbestos that is in the ground from reaching the air around two vermiculite processing areas. The latest cleanup plans are part of a massive decade-long effort by the EPA and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality to protect Libby residents from the dangers of continued asbestos exposure.  People in Libby already suffer from asbestos-related … Continue reading Asbestos and Mesothelioma Leads to “Public Health Emergency” »