Canít put a price on human lives
Senators Jon Tester and Max Baucus comment on W.R. Grace settlement with Department of Justice
by KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
March 11, 2008
Senator Jon Tester said, "You can't put a price on human lives, and far too many folks were lost in Libby because of asbestos. Cleaning up the mess and taking care of the Montanans poisoned by W.R. Grace will take years of hard work. It will also require responsibility from a company that knowingly turned so many Montana families into victims."
Senator Max Baucus, who has championed Libby's plight said, "More money for Libby is always a good step. But, as always, the devil is in the details. W.R. Grace knowingly poisoned the people of Libby and devastated an entire town. $250 million is a drop in the bucket compared to the destruction and pain our neighbors in Libby have been through. EPA has spent approximately $120 million on Libby already and they still can't tell us how clean is clean. I've been fighting for folks in Libby for a long time and I want to make sure they get the health care they need and their town is cleaned up once and for all."
Story by KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio, www.todaysbestcountryonline.com