W.R. Grace News

Asbestos Dangers Highlighted in Montana Mining Town Risk Study

A long-delayed risk study for a Montana mining town where hundreds have died from asbestos exposure concludes that even a minuscule amount of the substance can lead to lung problems. The 328-page document released Monday will determine when work can …

Montana Governor Wants EPA to Wrap up Libby Study

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock pressed federal regulators in a recent letter to wrap up a long-delayed study of asbestos dangers in a mining town where hundreds of people have died from exposure to the hazardous material. A draft toxicology study …

Montana Asbestos Victims Object to Attorneys’ Fees

Victims of asbestos exposure in northwestern Montana have asked a state judge to deny $4 million in fees and costs requested by attorneys in a legal settlement with chemical company W.R. Grace and Co. In letters submitted to state District …

W.R. Grace Proposes $19.5M Asbestos Settlement

A proposed settlement in the W.R. Grace and Co. bankruptcy case would pay $19.5 million into a trust for people sickened by asbestos exposure from the company’s now-shuttered vermiculite plant in Libby, Mont. Jon Heberling, the attorney representing the Libby …

EPA Knew Montana Town’s Scrap Piles Contained Asbestos

Federal regulators knew potentially contaminated bark and wood chips were being sold from a Superfund site in the asbestos-tainted town of Libby, Mont., for three years before they stopped the practice, according to a letter from the Environmental Protection Agency …