vermiculite mine News

Deadly Effect of Asbestos Dust Continues in Montana Town

The houses and yards and businesses are cleaned up. The so-called stigma of Superfund designation is fast fading. The Cabinet Mountains and the crystalline waters of the Kootenai River beckon visitors and even new residents. And if not for the …

Special Court Will Oversee Hundreds of Deadly Montana Asbestos Claims

The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the creation of a special court to oversee hundreds of claims filed on behalf of people who became ill or died following exposure to asbestos from the now-closed W.R. Grace Inc. vermiculite mine …

Montana Will Pay $25M to Settle Asbestos Claims

The state of Montana has reached settlements totaling $25 million with more than 1,000 victims of asbestos-related disease over claims that health officials failed to bring attention to the hazards of a contaminated mine. The Flathead Beacon reported that the …

EPA Blamed for Delays in Asbestos Study in Montana

Internal investigators faulted the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday for years of delays in completing health studies needed to guide the cleanup of a Montana mining town where hundreds of people have died from asbestos exposure. The EPA’s Office of …

Montana Clinic Receives $10M Grant for Asbestos Screenings

U.S. Sen. Max Baucus says a Lincoln County clinic has secured a $10 million, four-year federal grant to screen people for asbestos-related disease. The Montana Democrat announced Monday that the Center for Asbestos Related Disease, also known as the CARD …