Libby, Montana: Asbestos and the Deadly Silence of an American Corporation

Libby, Montana: Asbestos and the Deadly Silence of an American Corporation❴Reading❵ ➼ Libby, Montana: Asbestos and the Deadly Silence of an American Corporation Author Andrea Peacock – Heartforum.co.uk A sequel to Civil Action WR Grace company, owners of a vermiculite mine in that small Montana town, never told the miners what it knew there was asbestos in the vermiculite, and the asbestos was destr A sequel to Civil Action WR Grace company, Asbestos and Kindle Ø owners of a vermiculite mine in that small Montana town, never told the miners what it knew there was asbestos in the vermiculite, and the asbestos was destroying the miners lungs.

Andrea Peacock has covered Western politics and conservation Asbestos and Kindle Ø issues forthan two decades, for publications including Mother Jones, High Country News, the Denver Westword and Austin Chronicle She writes frequently for Counterpunch, and is the former editor of the Missoula IndependentShe was the recipient of a Alicia Patterson Foundation fellowship for her work on the ways oil and gas development affects communities in the Rocky Mountain West Her books include Wasting Libby How the WR Grace Corporation Left Libby, Montana: eBook Î a Montana Town to Die And Got Away With It AK Press, , and The Essential Grizzly The Mingled Fates of Men and Bears The Lyons Press, She runs a used bookstore with her cousin, poet Marc Beaudin, in Livingston, Montana, and lives near Emigrant, Montana, with her husband, author Doug Peacock.

Libby, Montana: Asbestos and the Deadly Silence of an
  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Libby, Montana: Asbestos and the Deadly Silence of an American Corporation
  • Andrea Peacock
  • English
  • 16 July 2019
  • 1555663192

10 thoughts on “Libby, Montana: Asbestos and the Deadly Silence of an American Corporation

  1. Lesley says:

    My father died of mesothelioma from occupational asbestos exposure This book is thorough and well documented It left me feelingangry at the industry, as well as the EPA government agencies who did virtually nothing for so long I highly recommend this book.

  2. Annette says:

    This is an investigative report of the tragic history of W.R Grace Corporation s disrespect and destruction of people and the environment in a small mining town in northwest Montana Researched and written by a journalist, this book links an asbestos vermiculite mining operation and lax state and federal agency oversight to gross corporate coverup, obstruction, and abandonment Libby has been called the Chernobyl of the U.S and remains one of the worst EPA Super This is an investigative report of the tragic history of W.R Grace Corporation s disrespect and destruction of people and the environment in a small mining town in northwest Montana Researched and written by a journalist, this book links an asbestos vermiculite mining operation and lax state and federal agency oversight to gross corporate coverup, obstruction, and abandonment Libby has been called the Chernobyl of the U.S and remains one of the worst EPA Superfund sites in a time when funding for cleanup is uncertain Lastly the author questions the procedures employed in the cleanup after the World Trade Center terrorist attacks thousands of tons of asbestos laden fireproofing raw materials were from Libby s Vermiculite mountain enveloped the steel support beams of the building If interested, you can read a review Vermiculite, Cancer Lies by M Nijhuis from Health and Energy lj

  3. Laura says:

    A great author can make you not just care about the people they introduce, but actually feel like you know them, make it feel a personal loss when they are gone It s an expecially rare talent for non fiction With this book, I felt like I was sitting around my Grandpa s kitchen table sharing stories of I remember when A judicious use of direct quotes, placed in their larger context enables the story to resonate in a particularly immediate way And the personal family experiences make the st A great author can make you not just care about the people they introduce, but actually feel like you know them, make it feel a personal loss when they are gone It s an expecially rare talent for non fiction With this book, I felt like I was sitting around my Grandpa s kitchen table sharing stories of I remember when A judicious use of direct quotes, placed in their larger context enables the story to resonate in a particularly immediate way And the personal family experiences make the story of the decades long poisoning of a small Montana town by the W.R Grace Asbestos company that muchtragic You can t turn away from the fact that these are real families whose lifes were destoyed for generations And the loss feels personal

  4. Jamie says:

    I read this for my Environmental Science class last just this past semester, and I really enjoyed it It was shocking because I had never heard of this case before We were lucky enough to get to do a Skype conversation with Andrea and she was very nice in answering our questions Seriously though, check this out, you will be shocked at how big this thing is and how many people stood by and did absolutely NOTHING

  5. Josh says:

    Reviewed for Orion Magazine

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