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INW Headlines — 7.19.11

D.C. Orr, a city councilman in Libby, Mont., stands in the middle of a storage area, where bark and wood chips contaminated with undetermined levels of lethal asbestos were stored. More than 15,000 tons of the material have been sold, used in and trucked out of the remote Montana town of 3,000 people over the last decade, with unknown risks to public health. Federal regulators knew potentially contaminated bark and wood chips were being sold from a Superfund site in the asbestos-tainted town of for more than three years before they halted the practice, according to a letter from the Environmental Protection Agency to U.S. Sen. Max Baucus. (AP file photo: Matthew Brown)

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D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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