Eva Thomson husband's grave is shown Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, in Libby, Mont. For two decades Eva Thomson has watched asbestos from a nearby vermiculite mine strangle the life from her parents. ... more 
Eva Thomson husband's grave is shown Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, in Libby, Mont. For two decades Eva Thomson has watched asbestos from a nearby vermiculite mine strangle the life from her parents. Thomson suffers from the microscopic asbestos fibers lodged deep in her lungs. The AP is reporting March 8, 2011, that more than 1,100 victims of asbestos contamination are nearing a $43 million settlement over claims that Montana health officials failed to warn miners about the hazards of a deadly vermiculite mine, documents from the case show. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Rick Bowmer
Wed, Mar 9, 2011 4:26 AM EST