EPA: Mont. town cleaner but asbestos ...

EPA: Mont. town cleaner but asbestos risks persist

There are 7 comments on the Enlace story from May 3, 2011, titled EPA: Mont. town cleaner but asbestos risks persist. In it, Enlace reports that:

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 5:41 p.m. BILLINGS, Mont. - A preliminary study of an asbestos-plagued Montana town indicates health dangers remain in some areas already addressed in a federal cleanup that, so far, has cost more than $370 million.

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fxdonnelly

New York, NY

#1 May 5, 2011
It is so tragic that asbestos caused the deaths of so many. There’s some horrifying information here: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm58... and http://www.weitzlux.com/personal-stories-asbe...
Bill Sullivan

Dublin, CA

#2 May 5, 2011
fxdonnelly wrote:
It is so tragic that asbestos caused the deaths of so many. There’s some horrifying information here: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm58... and http://www.weitzlux.com/personal-stories-asbe...
Fxdonelly:

This is great news. Finally someone post a link that points out some great news.-

from your post -

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm58...

So from 1999 to 2005 there has been a decline in Meso related deaths. Granted its only .1%, but its still a decline.

In addition the data shows most deaths (71%), are in the 65-74 and 75-84 age range. This is the same people that had the highest rate of cigaret smoking related cancers and deaths. There is a correlation between the two. The key is if you were a smoker around asbestos you had a higher occurrence to get any type of ARD.

Mesothelioma is still the 124th case of death in this country accounting for >o.ooo4 percent of decease related deaths in this country,( the top 5 causes of decease related deaths account for 41%)

Fortunately for LIbby they have been in a clean up for the past few years. The take away from the AP article is that Libby is now cleaner and will continue to get cleaner in regards to its past asbestos issues.
Savior of Children

Kalispell, MT

#3 May 5, 2011
oh but who gives a shit about cleaner when the Town is still deadly.Cleaner does not kill you, Tremolite asbestos does.The town left to die will never be clean enough to be safe enough for anything that breaths.Meso epidemic on the horizon within 10 to 30 years and the stages from exposure and latency to each disease, we start with exposure then pleural then asbestosis then Meso and death.Nothing clean or safe about Libby and the air still kills all who breath.EPA are nothing but liars and guilty of poisoning thousands.EPA is as guilty as WR Grace and those who continue to lie and sell Libby as safe.Thanks to Libby Tremolite...the cause of Mesothelioma....stay away from Libby and no children left behind.Stop killing children...
Bill Sullivan

Dublin, CA

#5 May 5, 2011
truth teller

Kalispell, MT

#6 May 6, 2011
I would think at a cost of over 350 million that something should be cleaner but what a waste of money because the town continues to be the town left to die from the air that kills and kills and kills.Will forever kill those who breath Tremolite asbestos that kills you....your children too. ALL children of Libby exposed to Tremolite are walking dead today and await diagnoses when latency becomes reality...just as the rest of us sick dyin and dead today.Does that mean my children are exposed when they play in my yard since I have to water my yard prior to mowing? WTF is going on here.Shut the town down, pay all who want to leave and those who stay can die off with the town.Never to kill again.I hope so.
Bill Sullivan

Dublin, CA

#7 May 6, 2011
From the EPA Press release:

:EPA officials said Tuesday's study confirms Libby's once-deadly ambient air is now safe."

..and this one:

:The study suggests the cancer risk from Libby's asbestos is relatively similar to the dangers posed by other types of asbestos, EPA officials said. That runs counter to prior assertions by scientists that Libby's unique strain of the mineral was hundreds of times more toxic than asbestos found elsewhere."

Its looking more and more like a big deal over nothing. Everyone kind of knew that.
DONALD CREESE kila MT

Seattle, WA

#8 May 6, 2011
Savior of Children wrote:
oh but who gives a shit about cleaner when the Town is still deadly.Cleaner does not kill you, Tremolite asbestos does.The town left to die will never be clean enough to be safe enough for anything that breaths.Meso epidemic on the horizon within 10 to 30 years and the stages from exposure and latency to each disease, we start with exposure then pleural then asbestosis then Meso and death.Nothing clean or safe about Libby and the air still kills all who breath.EPA are nothing but liars and guilty of poisoning thousands.EPA is as guilty as WR Grace and those who continue to lie and sell Libby as safe.Thanks to Libby Tremolite...the cause of Mesothelioma....stay away from Libby and no children left behind.Stop killing children...
he lost the lawsuit........he treated his own children badly…....they foreclosed on his 5 acres…...he is already dying…….…he is border line retarded….…he has lost every job he has ever had…..he is now a welfare bum…...his life is pathetic........MOVE TO MONTANA........FIX MIKEY CRILL……...his wife DENA works for the university in missoula she is a culinary professional at the University of Montana Dining Services....they live at 1ooo Charlo St, Missoula, MT 59802 …………mike can be emailed at asbestoskillnme@gmail.com
4o6-543-66o9 or 4o6-549-o895

....poor LIL MIKEY CRILL

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