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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Wasting Libby : the true story of how the WR Grace Corporation left a Montana town to die (and got away with it) /|
|Publisher||CounterPunch ; AK Press,|
|Subjects||Asbestosis--Montana--Libby. ; Vermiculite--Health aspects--Montana--Libby. ; Mineral industries--Environmental aspects--Montana--Libby. ; Mineral industries--Health aspects--Montana--Libby. ; Mineral industries--Health aspects--Case studies. ; Corporations--Corrupt practices--Case studies.|
|Additional Subjects||W.R. Grace & Co.--Trials, litigation, etc.|
|Collation||298 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm|
"An earlier version of this book was published in 2003 under the title Libby, Montana: asbestos and the deadly silence of an American corporation by Johnson Books."--Title page verso. Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-289) and index.
Foreword / by Jeff Bridges -- Dying -- Libby, Montana -- The family business -- Mountain of Grace -- Anatomy of silence -- The watchdogs take a nap -- Fallout -- A promise kept -- Aftermath -- Libby v Grace. "Wasting Libby chronicles the story of a small Montana town where the W.R. Grace & Company (of A Civil Action notoriety) ran a vermiculite mine that supplied the world with insulation, fireproofing, and gardening materials for nearly 30 years. But Grace's vermiculite was laced with a virulent form of asbestos, and in its quest for profits the company betrayed this rural community, spreading a legacy of death and disease from northwestern Montana to the World Trade Center, through more than 35 million buildings in the United States estimated to have been insulated with Grace's lethal ore. Decades of neglect by state and federal agencies allowed the Grace corporation to reap millions in profits, while knowingly exposing generations of Montana residents to fatal levels of asbestos-contaminated dust. Libby's story, which culminates in the 2009 criminal trial of the corporation's executives, is ultimately the tale of the families who fought Grace for justice, who refused to sacrifice their dignity even as they lost their lives."--Page 4 of cover.