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Latest News Wires Dirty town cleans up its act

Plagued by asbestos, the mining town of Libby Mont. completed a major park; part of a $447 million cleanup.

By Matthew BrownAssociated Press / July 15, 2012

Rick Sheremeta/AP

Grass and freshly planted trees are sprouting in a new town park that sits atop the site of a vermiculite plant that once spewed asbestos dust across the mountain community of Libby — a welcome dose of normalcy for a city that has become synonymous with lung disease and death.