Asbestos Diseases Such as Mesothelioma Continue to Impact Residents of Libby, Montana
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Residents in Libby, Montana continue to face a serious environmental and public health crisis caused by asbestos exposure.
In the last seven decades, there have been hundreds of illnesses and deaths in the Libby community caused by exposure to asbestos from the area's vermiculite mining and milling operations.
Vermiculite, a mineral used in the insulation industry, was mined from 1919 until the mine was closed in 1990. The vermiculite contained a naturally occurring asbestos mixture, and members of the Libby community were widely exposed to asbestos-contaminated vermiculite ore.
The asbestos exposure not only affected miners, millworkers and family members, but also other local residents, including children. In addition to the airborne environmental and secondary exposure, the community was also exposed because one of the mine owners gave away asbestos-contaminated vermiculite materials.
For many decades, the asbestos-contaminated vermiculite was used in Libby in many public places such as school tracks, public parks, baseball fields and as insulation in public building and schools. Contamination of private properties includes the insulation in attics and walls of homes and businesses, and contaminated soil in gardens, yards, driveways, and sandboxes.
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