A sample of tremolite is shown Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, in Libby, Mont. Libby, the town of 3,000 along the Kootenai River has emerged as the deadliest Superfund site in the nation's history. At least ... more 
A sample of tremolite is shown Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, in Libby, Mont. Libby, the town of 3,000 along the Kootenai River has emerged as the deadliest Superfund site in the nation's history. At least 400 people have been killed so far from W.R. Grace mine workers and family members who breathed in the dust they brought home their clothes, to kids who played in waste tailings by the community baseball field. Another 2,000 people have shown signs of sickness, with asbestos scarring seen in lung screenings. 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 4:28 AM EST