EPA Superfund Program: LIBBY ASBESTOS SITE, LIBBY, MT

Superfund Site Profile

The Libby Asbestos site is located in Libby in Lincoln County, Montana. In the early 1920s, the Zonolite Company began vermiculite ore mining operations in Libby. Vermiculite from the Libby mine, bought by W.R. Grace in 1963, was contaminated with a toxic and highly friable form of asbestos called tremolite-actinolite series asbestos, often called Libby amphibole asbestos (LA). LA has been observed in air (indoor and outdoor ambient), vermiculite insulation and bulk materials, indoor dust, soil, water, animal and fish tissue and various other media in Libby. Investigation and cleanup of the site is ongoing and cleanup at portions of the site is complete.

TOPICS IN FOCUS

EPA Announces Last Call for Investigations & Cleanups

Property owners who have not yet participated in an investigation and/or cleanup need to sign access agreements by March 31, 2017. Access agreements have been mailed to property owners and are available at EPA’s Information Center in Libby, 108 E. 9th Street, phone (406) 293-6194.

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For more information, please contact:

EPA: Jennifer Harrison (harrison.jennifer@epa.gov), Community Involvement Coordinator,
(800) 227-8917 ext. 312-6813

MDEQ: Jeni Flatow (jflatow@mt.gov), Public Information Officer,
(406) 444-6469


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
No
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Not a Ground Water Site
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
No