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Main Title An air that still kills : how a Montana town's asbestos tragedy is spreading nationwide /
Author Schneider, Andrew,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
McCumber, David,
Publisher Cold Truth LLC,
Year Published 2016
OCLC Number 963971375
ISBN 9780985185121; 0985185120
Subjects Asbestos--Toxicology--Montana--Libby ; Asbestosis--Montana--Libby ; Vermiculite--Health aspects--Montana--Libby ; Mineral industries--Corrupt practices--Montana--Libby ; Asbestos--toxicity ; Asbestosis--epidemiology ; Air Pollutants--toxicity ; Mining ; Aluminum Silicates--adverse effects ; Montana--epidemiology
Additional Subjects WR Grace & Co
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EOAM  RA1231.A8S36 2016 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 11/30/2016
Collation 581 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 551-577).
Contents Notes
An Air That Still Kills is the alarming and still-unfolding story of the deadliest environmental disaster in the United States. The catastrophe began in Libby, Montana, where hundreds of people died and thousands were sickened from inhaling asbestos fibers from a vermiculite mine. But mine owner W.R. Grace spread the danger across North America by shipping the mineral to far-flung processing plants. The lethal Libby vermiculite still lurks in as many as 50 million homes, businesses and schools. But few people know the danger that hides in their attics and walls, because regulators have repeatedly failed to warn the public effectively. No one is tracking how many people have died from asbestos contamination, or where, or how many more will die. The only certainty is that the toll will continue to rise. First authored by Andrew Schneider and David McCumber, this updated book includes frightening new disclosures by Schneider about the growing threat from Libby's uniquely potent form of asbestos. The latest studies by some of the nation’s foremost experts say that Libby asbestos - with even minimal exposure - can sicken and kill at rates thousands of times greater than previously thought. An Air That Still Kills is a haunting, meticulously reported account that will introduce you to the courageous miner’s daughter and the cowboy crooner who took on one of the nation’s most powerful corporations, and to the government team who first refused to believe the duo. That team now continues to risk careers by fighting bureaucrats to help prove the town’s residents right.