Asbestos Information and Corporate Misdeeds
- W.R. Grace - Star of "A Civil Action" also star of Libby Montana Asbestos Tragedy
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer chronicles the plight of Libby, Montana, its vermiculite mine and the price the town is now paying. The Post-Intelligencer also provides links to their articles covering asbestos-related issues from 1999-2002.
- Asbestos Litigation 1980's -1990's
This article provides perspective on the evolution of asbestosis settlements, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, the negotiation of mass settlements, The "Georgine class action", and their impact on plaintiffs with asbestos related injuries.
- The Vanderbilt Mine
The SEattle Post-Intelligencer in this 2000 news article follows the impact of the Vanderbilt talc mining on the mining towns in upper New York and the talc miners
- W.R. Grace Company Indicted on Federal Criminal Charges
The Environmental Working Group details the 2005 multi-count criminal indictment handed down against officials at W.R. Grace. It is estimated that the Grace mine in Libby, Montana endangered the health of the 8000 residents and will cost the Federal Government over $55 million in cleanup costs.
- "W.R.Grace to pay record Superfund fine"
In 2008 W.R.Grace agreed to pay $250 million in reimbursement fees to the federal government for the costs incurred during the investigation and cleanup of contamination caused by asbestos.
- Asbestos Hotspots: Sites Receiving Asbestos-Containing Material
The Environmental Working Group lists 40 sites throughout the United States that had each received by 2005 over 10,000 tons of asbestos-containing material from Libby, Montana.
- Assessment of Autoimmune Responses Associated with Asbestos Exposure in Libby, Montana, USA
This research article by Environmental Health Perspectives documents the correlation between asbestos exposure and autoimmune responses.