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Chart: Workers in Libby Vs. Workers in Plants That Processed Libby Ore

January 31, 2006

disGraceful: Chart: Workers in Libby Vs. Workers in Plants That Processed Libby Ore

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WORKERS IN PLANTS THAT PROCESSED LIBBY ORE BREATHED MORE ASBESTOS
THAN WORKERS AT THE LIBBY MINE - BUT MANY WILL RECEIVE NOTHING
UNDER THE SPECTER/LEAHY BILL

City,State Number of Tests Average Asbestos Level at plant Above or below average asbestos level at the Libby Mine 1.2 fib/CC
Chicago, IL 4 3.3 2 times higher than the Libby Mine level
Dearborn, MI 2 2.0 Above Libby Mine level
Easthampton, MA 10 6.5 5 times higher than the Libby Mine level
Enoree, SC 8 1.5 Above Libby Mine level
Los Angeles, CA 3 2.6 2 times higher than the Libby Mine level
Milwaukee, WI 2 2.4 2 times higher than the Libby Mine level
Newark, CA 3 2.5 2 times higher than the Libby Mine level
Oklahoma City, OK 2 3.8 3 times higher than the Libby Mine level
Omaha, NE 3 3.0 2 times higher than the Libby Mine level
Saint Louis, MO 1 1.6 Above Libby Mine level
San Antonio, TX 2 2.9 2 times higher than the Libby Mine level
Travelers Rest, SC 9 2.7 2 times higher than the Libby Mine level
Weedsport, NY 1 0.2 Below Libby Mine Level
Wilder, KY 1 10.4 8 times higher than the Libby Mine level
Average 51 3.4 2 times higher than the Libby Mine level

Source: Environmental Working Group.