Mont. Sens. Urge EPA Action On Asbestos Cleanup Standards

Law360, New York (October 12, 2012, 1:43 PM EDT) -- Montana Sens. Max Baucus and Jon Tester pressed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to finalize stringent standards for asbestos cleanup at a contaminated Montana site, slamming former site owner W.R. Grace & Co. for fighting the proposal.

In a letter to the EPA, Baucus and Tester, both Democrats, urged the agency and Administrator Lisa Jackson to honor the findings of its Science Advisory Board establishing rigorous standards for the toxicity levels of asbestos in Libby, Mont., where W.R. Grace 27 years ago operated an...
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