LegalView Reports on Prominent Montana Democrat's Demand for Funds to Cleanup Asbestos-Ridden Town
One of Montana's top Democrats has demanded that the federal government allocate funds to clean up an asbestos-ridden town housing a former vermiculite mine. Libby, Montana is the site of the former W R Grace & Co mine, declared a Superfund site by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Denver, CO (PRWEB) March 14, 2008
LegalView. com, the number one resource for everything legal on the Web, recently alerted readers of a top Montana politician's demands for the federal government to increase funding to help the town of Libby, Montana, the site of a former vermiculate mine. Sen. Max Baucus, considered a top Democrat in Montana, learned of asbestos-laced insulation, which spilled onto an elementary-school playground and could have potentially increased the risk of mesothelioma among school children exposed to it. The W R Grace & Co mine was located in Libby for years until the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared it a Superfund site. Those who live in or around the Libby area or who have previously worked in an area where asbestos may have been inhaled, should contact a mesothelioma lawyer (http://mesothelioma. legalview. com/find-mesothelioma-law-firm. aspx) for more information.
Vermiculate is mineral that in some instances contains asbestos, which through overexposure and inhalation can cause a deadly form of lung cancer known as mesothelioma. Mesothelioma can take years to develop and in most cases several decades before symptoms are recognizable. Even then, mesothelioma cancer is often misdiagnosed because of the similar systems to other illnesses that exist. Individuals who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma should contact an experienced mesothelioma law firm (http://mesothelioma. legalview. com/find-mesothelioma-law-firm. aspx) to learn about the possibilities of developing a mesothelioma lawsuit (http://mesothelioma. legalview. com/mesothelioma-law-suit/) to potentially retrieve compensation for medical bills and expenses.
While the town of Libby is receiving cleanup funds from the EPA, Sen. Baucus told news organizations that he feels the proposed Superfund budget for the upcoming year falls nearly $5 million short. There currently is no cure for mesothelioma, which is why cleanup prior to exposure is a necessity for many. Those who have previously been exposed to asbestos should consider contacting a mesothelioma attorney (http://mesothelioma. legalview. com/find-mesothelioma-law-firm. aspx) for more information.
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