Toxic exposure in asbestos case

Toxic exposure in asbestos case

There are 31 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from May 8, 2009, titled Toxic exposure in asbestos case. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Reporting from Seattle - A federal jury on Friday acquitted W.R. Grace & Co. and three of its former officials of charges that they knowingly exposed residents of Libby, Mont., to asbestos poisoning associated with a mining operation and conspired to hide it.

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Thornton, IL

#2 May 9, 2009
A verdict of not guilty means the accused is not guilty. But then there is O.J.

Plainfield, IL

#3 May 9, 2009
a shame justice has not been served for these residents and their family members lost to asbestosis and lung disease. i don't know how the officials of w.r. grace can sleep at night.
W R Grace Executive

Chicago, IL

#4 May 9, 2009
I sleep very well at night.
The Truth

Hermann, MO

#5 May 9, 2009
Big shots don't care about the "little guy", all that matters is a fat profit.
The same holds true for the proposed airport in Peotone. All that fuel, de-icing fluid, and other toxic runoff that will leach into the groundwater where all residents depend on wells is nothing more than a killer waiting in the wings. I'll bet Jesse Jr. sleeps well at night, though!

Chicago, IL

#7 May 9, 2009
I would ask each and every person who posts negative comments about how this case was resolved to read the transcript of the proceeding. It will be publically filed. It took a jury of local Montana folks just 24 hours to come back with not guilty verdicts on all counts. Think about who is the little guy here..the US Govt or a company in bankruptcy.


#8 May 9, 2009
Bow before your corporate masters america!

Buenos Aires, Argentina

#9 May 9, 2009
Crazy complicated problems in Libby. Hard to know who's worse, the corps or the gov.

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United States

#14 May 9, 2009
Exposure to asbestos is a terrible thing.
My brother suffered several years before finally dying of cancer caused by asbestos. We don't know for sure where and when he was exposed, although everyone in the family has their theories.
It can take 30 years for the cancer to rear its ugly head.
There are plenty of ambulance chasing lawyers out there, so I'd sue the company for everything they can get.

Cupertino, CA

#20 May 19, 2009
What the he** does this have to do with the topic....
Mike Crill

Missoula, MT

#21 May 29, 2009
What the hell have you to do with anything!!! Why not go visit your grand children Bob. Visit them not them visit you.Be sure to wear clean cloths and de con your auto.Wouldn't hurt to bring a mask or two.Better safe than sorry huh Bob...

Cupertino, CA

#22 May 29, 2009
Mike - You do - remember this classic......... right.

From Mike Crill:
"The day Justice is serve is when:
1.I cash my check from all them lawsuits pending.
2.Libby Mt. becomes condemned and no one allowed to move to Libby.
3.A fence put around Libby as a reminder of Corp.Murder
4.More people go to prison
5.And when the jury gives WR DisGrace a GUILTY verdict and I thank the lord, to be alive, to hear the verdict,and tell you all to kiss my ass.
There will never be Justice nor closure but what we learn from this,I hope for the better of man kind and those we leave behind...we have learned this lesson at such a price...human price."

..Any of them working out for you yet? Did not think so. Move on old man ..... All of your ranting and ravings on this and other web board could not even convince 12 of your fellow Montanans that Grace did ANY THING WRONG.
Mike Crill

Missoula, MT

#23 May 29, 2009
Oh shut up!!!! Get a life will ya.Keep them grand kids away....

Englewood, CO

#27 Jul 16, 2009
Check out this new asbestos story in chicago.

Redwood City, CA

#28 Jul 16, 2009
So help me understand something here.... I go to the link and the first paragraph says-
"Jeffery Camplin and Paul Kakuris believe that the beaches of Lake Michigan in Illinois, from Chicago up to the northeastern edge of the state, may pose one of the greatest environmental health risks in the country."

And here is where it get real confusing..... The people who are quoted in the above paragraph are WALKING ON THE BEACH!. Now how contaminated can it be when the people who clam its contaminated are AT THE CONTAMINATION SITE!

I don't think even Mike Crill is that stupid..... but who knows. So many people have been so wrong for so long its getting pathetic.
Perry Winkle

Missoula, MT

#29 Jul 17, 2009
And them we have stupid people like Bob here who is so in denial that he puts his family and Grandchildren in arms way of a deadly exposure and who is calling who pathetic.No different than you breathing Libby air and playing golf on a deadly contaminated golf course.You Bob are PATHETIC and just plain stupid...before it is all over Bob, Most of US of A will be a Health Emergency all because of Libby/WR Grace/Tremolite asbestos and a latency that just keeps on killing and killing and killing more human beings...maybe like you Bob? Maybe like your exposed Grandchildren Bob...Denial Bob is a blind to the truth only this truth kills you.Why don't you care Bob??? You will when you are faced with the truth and it is a loved one or even you Bob but then again Bob...who will care then huh???Not me Bob.Your on your own with this one.So sad as it didn't have to be but then no one listen to me and that's a shame....

Redwood City, CA

#30 Jul 17, 2009
Its got to be hard on you to be so engrained in a belief that, in the light of day, no longer holds any validly. Look back on your life... you were wrong for so long you have convinced your self that you are right. Take some time ... go fishing and really review how badly you went wrong.

Redwood City, CA

#31 Jul 17, 2009
BTW - Its in "harms way" not "arms way" (see your last response). Maybe I was wrong - you would walk on an asbestos contaminated beach.

Missoula, MT

#32 Jul 26, 2009
I have been right all along it is amazing how a entire town be so blind and ignorant to all the pain and suffering and death all around and no one cares other new people are being killed just like them...Libby sucks and so do all who sell Libby as safe.

Redwood City, CA

#33 Jul 26, 2009
Libby survives
Libby is stronger.... Libby lives....

MIke on the other hand continues to waller in pity and hatred. Continuing to believe that there is someone to blame, but deep in his heart he knows its his own damn fault.

Missoula, MT

#34 Jul 27, 2009
Ha ha ha Bob Blame goes where blame belongs and who is killing more people Bob???Libby does not survive Bob when all it does is kill people.What planet are you from Bob.Over 2000 people just like you Bob are dead from the air they breathed in Libby Mt.Your Grandchildren Bob breathe that same deadly air EVERYDAY.Shame on your Ignorance Bob...all of you.Who's fault everyone is sick and dying??? AH's like you Bob...just like you.Keep them Grandkids away

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