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19 June 2009

Asbestos-coated Libby, Mont., gets federal cleanup [USA]

Author: Nicholas K. Geranios, The Associated Press

The Environmental Protection Agency took the unprecedented step this week of declaring Libby a federal public health emergency…The agency pledged at least $125 million to speed the work of…[cleaning up asbestos] contaminated homes…Prosecutors detailed...

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9 May 2009

W.R. Grace acquitted in Montana asbestos case [USA]

Author: CNN

A jury…acquitted W.R. Grace & Company and three of its former executives of having knowingly exposed mine workers and residents of Libby, Montana, to asbestos…Prosecutors plan to try another executive separately. Asked if the Justice Department...

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28 April 2009

Judge Allows Asbestos Case to Continue [USA]

Author: Kirk Johnson, New York Times

A federal judge on Tuesday said that despite the “failings” of federal prosecutors, he would not dismiss criminal charges against W. R. Grace, the big chemical products company, over the asbestos poisoning of the small town of Libby, Mont. The judge,...

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23 April 2009

Grace Case [USA]

Author: Joint Project of School of Law & School of Journalism, Univ. of Montana

The Grace Case Project is a collaborative undertaking dedicated to providing accurate, timely coverage of the criminal prosecution of U.S. v W.R. Grace and five of its executives and managers. The case is being tried in U.S. District Court in Missoula...

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21 April 2009

Government lawyers call last witness in Grace trial [USA]

Author: Tristan Scott, Missoulian [USA]

After more than two months of testimony and evidence in the W.R. Grace & Co. trial, government prosecutors on Monday called their final witness, but won't rest their environmental crimes case until a federal judge rules on several pending legal...

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21 April 2009

US Govt. finishes its case in trial of WR Grace over asbestos contamination - company likely to argue for dismissal next week

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25 February 2009

W. R. Grace: The Trial

Author: Missoulian [USA]

"Worse than Three Mile Island and Love Canal combined." That’s how citizens in Libby describe the effects of W.R. Grace on their town. The company and six of its leaders are on trial in U.S. District Court in Missoula, accused of hiding the fact that...

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23 February 2009

US trial against WR Grace over asbestos pollution opens - Govt. says managers "chose profits at the expense of people’s health"

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23 February 2009

W.R. Grace Chose Profits Over Health, U.S. Claims

Author: Bob Van Voris & Amy Linn, Bloomberg

W.R. Grace & Co., the bankrupt chemical and construction materials company, harmed “hundreds if not thousands” of people by illegally releasing asbestos in and around its vermiculite mine in Libby, Montana, a federal prosecutor told jurors. ...

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18 February 2009

Ex-Grace Officials on Trial in Asbestos Poisoning [USA]

Author: Kirk Johnson, New York Times

A reckoning in one of American history’s worst industrial disasters, which unfolded here over seven decades as an asbestos-tainted mineral was dug from the ground and processed, begins Thursday when five former mine executives [for W.R. Grace] go to...

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