Wednesday, October 5, 2005
W.R. Grace strikes again, the Dallas Morning News
reports, with news that up to 450 employees of the company's West Dallas plant and their families are at risk from asbestos-related illnesses. People who lived, worked or went to school near the plant, which operated from 1953 to 1992, are also at risk â€“ 7,140 people lived within a mile of the site in 1990, and half a dozen schools are as close. The plant processed vermiculite from the infamous asbestos-contaminated site in Libby, Mont.
EWG's report, "Asbestos Hotspots," details 40 sites across the country that received asbestos from the toxic Libby mines. Visit the site to see if an area near you was affected.