EPA: Asbestos Safety Assessment on Libby Due ‘Within A Year’

by Sokolove Law

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will release a final Risk Assessment of the Libby Amphibole Asbestos in less than one year, hopefully providing more answers regarding the mesothelioma risk and dangers caused by asbestos that was mined in Libby, Montana.

According to The Western News, The EPA’s Libby Team Leader Victor Ketellapper made the announcement regarding the risk assessment report at a recent Lincoln County Commissioners meeting.

“We do not have all the toxicity values (necessary), but when we do there will be a Risk Assessment, probably within a year,” Ketellapper said.

Vermiculite ore contaminated with asbestos was mined in Libby for much of the 20th century and has been used in a number of products that were used all over the world. In Libby, more than 200 of the town’s approximate 2,600 residents have died from asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and now suffers from mesothelioma, contact Sokolove Law today for a free legal consultation regarding a mesothelioma lawsuit.