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Decades later, asbestos-ravaged town has its day in court

http://counterpunch.org/peacock03022009.html
http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/03/02/corp.pollution.trial/index.html
(CNN) — For much of the last century, people in the small town of Libby, Montana, were surrounded by toxic asbestos. It covered patches of grass, dusted the tops of cars and drifted through the air in a hazy smoke that became a part of their daily lives. Now, after decades of suffering and watching loved ones die, area residents are getting their day in court. Federal prosecutors have begun a trial of the mining company they blame for the pollution, which doctors say left more than 1,000 people ill and more than 200 dead. “There’s never been a case where so many people were sickened or killed by environmental crime,” says David Uhlmann, who helped spearhead the case when he was the Justice Department’s top prosecutor of environmental crimes before stepping down in 2007. “It’s the most significant environmental criminal prosecution that’s ever been brought.” Donald Munsel, a 71-year-old Libby resident, told CNN on Monday that the legal efforts “should have been over a long time ago.” Munsel says he has suffered from lung cancer linked to asbestos exposure.
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March 3, 2009 - Posted by | New World Order "Environmentalism", New World Order Disease Management

1 Comment »

  1. First blog I read after wakeup from sleep today!

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    Are you tension? panic?

    Comment by Mike | March 3, 2009 | Reply


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