The chemical company has been acquitted on charges in connection with asbestos exposure in a small town.
Wired PR News (Montana)– Chemical company W.R. Grace has been acquitted on charges related to asbestos contamination in the small Montana town of Libby. As reported by The New York Times, Grace and three of the company’s executives were found not guilty Friday by a federal court jury on charges that they, with prior knowledge, contributed to the contamination of the mining town and subsequently covered up their actions.
As noted by the Times report, approximately 200 individuals in Libby have died as a result of asbestos-related diseases, and numerous others have been ill due to contamination from the Grace owned Zonolite Mountain vermiculite mine.
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