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Wasting Libby: The True Story of How the WR Grace Corporation Left a Montana Town To Die (and Got Away With It)


Manufacturer: AK Press

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Authored by Andrea Peacock, Wasting Libby chronicles decades of neglect by state and federal agencies, which allowed the Grace corporation to reap millions in profits from the largest vermiculite mine in the world, while knowingly exposing generations of Montana residents to fatal levels of asbestos-contaminated dust.

For a small town, the toll is staggering: at least 1 in every 40 residents of the valley has died from or suffers from illnesses related to asbestos. Because such diseases can lie dormant for 40 years before symptoms appear, many more cases are expected to surface. 

Libby's story, which culminates in the 2009 criminal trial of the corporation's executives, is ultimately the tale of the families who fought Grace for justice, who refused to sacrifice their dignity even as they lost their lives.

Co-publication between Counterpunch and AK PRess, 2010.

Product Code: 9781849350174

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