by Demetra Dimokopoulos


Between 1963 and 1990, W.R. Grace & Company mined vermiculite (used worldwide in “Zonolite Attic Insulation”) in Libby, Montana.
However, W.R. Grace & Company knew something they never told the miners: the vermiculite was naturally contaminated with tremolite (a toxic form of as-bestos). Unknowingly exposed, the miners and their family members developed diseases such as asbestosis and mesothe-lioma. One of the victims, asbestos activist Gayla Benefield, rose up and faced W.R. Grace in court. And the consequences of this court case rippled through Libby, Montana and W.R. Grace for years to come.



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Publisher: Toronto: Life Rattle Press, 2005
Series: Life rattle new publishers series ISSN 1713-8981
Numbers: ISBN: 1-897161-28-X
Pages: 128