OBJECTIVE 3: Characterizing and Reducing Asbestos Exposures through Assessment and Cleanup
EPA is conducting on-going cleanup operations in Libby, Montana where a now closed vermiculite mine had been the main source of asbestos contamination in the area. In addition, EPA and its federal partners have worked to identify and evaluate domestic processors that used the Libby vermiculite. EPA is actively involved in assessing contamination and evaluating public health risks at the numerous plants which processed the asbestos contaminated ore from Libby, Montana, as well as sites where naturally-occurring asbestos formations are located. In addition, EPA has been working with federal, state, and other partners to strengthen communications.
Courtesy of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency