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Libby, Montana (Mesothelioma Cancer News) – Ashes from a plywood plant fire in Libby have been found to contain asbestos. As reported KTVQ.com residents in Libby have been cautioned not to handle fallen ash after chunks of it were found to contain the toxic mineral after testing.
As noted in the report, Lincoln County Commissioner Tony Berget has stated that the asbestos found is different from that mined in the town that was linked to numerous illnesses and deaths; however, any type of asbestos can present risks.
As further noted in the report, city and county officials are currently working to develop a plan for cleanup, as asbestos abatement work continues in Libby. No injuries reportedly resulted from the fire at the Stimson Lumber plywood plant. The plant was burned completely in the incident.