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Libby asbestos victims consider $43M deal


Libby asbestos victims consider $43M deal

MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press

BILLINGS — 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.

Hundreds of people have been killed and thousands sickened following decades of exposure to asbestos from the now-shuttered W.R. Grace & Co. mine in the small northwestern Montana town of Libby.

Claimant notices obtained by The Associated Press show at least 1,125 victims are...

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