The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a federal public health agency has published its Summary Report: Exposure to asbestos-containing vermiculite from Libby, Montana, at 28 processing sites in the United States (Summary Report). The Summary Report provides a review and analysis of what ATSDR and state health department partners learned during their evaluations of 28 sites that received asbestos-containing vermiculite from the Libby mine.
This report includes information gathered at the former W.R. Grace plant in Wilder, KY.
This report (1) offers valuable information about facilities that exfoliated asbestos-containing vermiculite, (2) identifies groups who experienced exposure to asbestos from these sites, and (3) recommends re-evaluating existing data for former exfoliation sites where residual asbestos may be present.
The report also proposes important public health activities to increase awareness about this type of asbestos exposure.
Download the Summary Report [PDF, 1.96MB]
Download the Summary Report Fact Sheet [PDF, 338KB]