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  • WEDNESDAY, FEB. 4, 2015

    Spokane County to pay EPA $100,000 for soil tests at vermiculite site

    Spokane County will pay more than $100,000 to the Environmental Protection Agency for soil testing costs at a former asbestos processing site in the West Central neighborhood. The agreement between …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 16, 2011, 9:09 A.M.

    Judge OKs $43 million for Libby asbestos victims

    A state judge has approved a $43 million settlement for more than 1,000 asbestos victims who said the state failed to warn Libby residents about the dangers of a nearby …


  • TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011, 9 A.M.

    Libby clinic receives $10 million grant for screenings

    U.S. Sen. Max Baucus says a clinic in Libby, Mont., has secured a $10 million, four-year federal grant to screen people for asbestos-related disease.


  • TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2010

    Lawmakers pressure EPA on Montana town’s cleanup

    BILLINGS – Montana’s congressional delegation is seeking assurances from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that the government will not leave the asbestos-contaminated town of Libby before its cleanup is complete. …


  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2009

    W. Central Spokane yards retested for asbestos

    Yards near W.R. Grace’s former Zonolite factory in Spokane are being retested for asbestos with new technology that can detect the cancer-causing fibers at ever lower levels. For Kandi Smith, …


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2009

    Agency declares health emergency in polluted Libby

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration said Wednesday it will pump more than $130 million into a Montana town where asbestos contamination has been blamed for more than 200 deaths. EPA …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2009, 11:11 A.M.

    EPA declares health emergency in Libby

    WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency for the first time has declared a public health emergency in a contaminated community, targeting a Montana town Wednesday for immediate federal attention.


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 25, 2008

    Zonolite deadline draws near

    A deadline looms for people whose homes or businesses contain Zonolite Attic Insulation, a granular, gray-gold material tainted with shards of asbestos. Property owners have until Oct. 31 to file …


  • SUNDAY, FEB. 11, 2007

    Vermiculite mining in Libby left trouble in the air

    Early on, it was the miners who were getting sick from the asbestos-laden ore they dug near the small Montana town of Libby. Most are dead now, but more people …


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