Libby mine News

EPA, Forest Service Want Permanent Firefighters Near Montana Mine

The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Forest Service want to station 10 firefighters near Libby, Mont., this summer so crews are immediately available to fight any fire that night burn in or near a former vermiculite mine contaminated with …

EPA Plan Leaves Some Remaining Asbestos in Montana Mining Town

Federal regulators’ long-delayed final cleanup plan for a Montana mining town where thousands have been sickened by asbestos contamination would leave some of the deadly material where it sits, in the walls of houses, underground and elsewhere. The U.S. Environmental …

Health Program for Western Asbestos Victims Expanded

A pilot program that provides medical and other services to victims of asbestos exposure has been expanded to include 18 additional counties in Montana, Idaho and Washington. The program offers home assistance, mileage reimbursements for medical travel and other benefits …

Attorneys in Asbestos Settlement Seek $4M in Fees

Attorneys for asbestos victims in a Montana mining town are seeking more than $4 million in fees and costs out of a legal settlement with chemical company W.R. Grace that was set up to cover the victims’ ongoing medical costs. …