Senator John Tester is calling for agencies to work together on asbestos cleanup in the small town.
Mesothelioma Cancer News (Libby, Montana)– A Montana senator is calling for more agency unity in the cleanup of asbestos in the town of Libby, Montana. As reported by the Missoulian, Senator Jon Tester is seeking closer communication between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services.
Aaron Murphy, a spokesperson for Tester, is quoted in the report as stating of the issue, “They’re both sort of doing their own thing, but they’re not necessarily sharing information as well as they could… This isn’t about the two agencies not communicating. It’s just the fact that there’s no formal and coordinated effort in Libby.”
As noted in the report, hundreds of people have become ill, and approximately 200 have died due to asbestos contamination in the small town.
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