Libby, Montana: Overview

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:40 by admin
A 60-year-old vermiculite mine in Libby, Montana is blamed for the airborne release of tons of asbestos. The vermiculite mined from the site was used in insulation and potting soil. W. R. Grace & Co. owned and operated the mine from 1963 until its closure in 1990.

Recent studies have determined that Libby, Montana and its surrounding communities have more asbestos-related deaths than any location in the United States. One study indicated that nearly one-third of those living near the W. R. Grace mine show signs of asbestos-related illnesses such as asbestosis.

See your doctor if you live in or around Libby and you have experienced serious health problems associated with asbestos exposure. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

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See Also

  1. Specific Contaminated Sites
  2. Asbestosis: Overview
  3. Lung Cancer: Overview
  4. Mesothelioma
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