A Montana town is now working on a massive cleanup after decades of asbestos contamination.
Mesothelioma Cancer News (Libby, Montana) – After a declaration by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of a public health emergency for the town of Libby, Montana, a massive cleanup is now in the works to repair 70 years of asbestos contamination. As reported by the Monterey County Herald, at least $125 million has been pledged for the removal work.
Mayor Doug Roll is quoted in the report as stating of the issue, “We need to get this cleaned up and cleaned up right.” More than 200 deaths and the illnesses of many individuals in the town have been attributed to widespread asbestos contamination by a mine owned by W.R. Grace and Company. It was closed in 1990.
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