Friday, July 14, 2006
As I noted earlier in the week, Andrea Peacock, author of Libby, Montana: Asbestos and the Deadly Science of an American Corporation, will be blogging here next week.
A criminal trial of seven current or former Grace employees will begin in September (case materials here). Grace itself was dismissed on statute of limitations grounds. Remediation in Libby continues, but even areas that have theoretically been cleaned up are sometimes found to have substantial amounts of vermiculite (including, as noted in the story, a site immediately adjacent to a planned memorial to people injured or killed by the material).
It promises to be an interesting week, and I hope readers will comment as well. I will be heading out of town tomorrow mid-day, so there may be no posts until Andrea starts up on Monday.