Libby asbestos toll: One community's ongoing battle with exposure and mesothelioma risk
Are you a Libby resident affected by asbestos exposure? We may be able to help.
A recent news story highlighted the ongoing threat of asbestos exposure in Libby, Montana, and featured the stories of families whose loved ones developed lung cancer and mesothelioma from working in and around the Libby mine.
A reporter from the Washington Times interviewed sisters who said they had microscopic asbestos fibers lodged deep in their lungs.
The sisters' town, Libby, population 3,000 along the Kootenai River, is now known as the deadliest Superfund site in the U.S. history.
Health workers now estimate that over 400 people have died of asbestos-related illnesses in Libby.
This includes W.R. Grace mine workers and family members who breathed in the dust they brought home in their clothes, as well those who played as children in the piles of asbestos dumped by the company behind the community baseball field.
About 1,500 locals and others who were exposed have chest X-rays revealing the faint, cloudy shadows of asbestos scarring on their lungs.
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