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Public comment period extended for Libby vermiculite settlement

Montana environmental officials are extending the public comment period for an $18.5 million settlement with former Libby vermiculite mine operator W.R. Grace. The agreement aims to settle natural resource damage from asbestos contamination from the mine.

Officials announced the settlement in early January and are now extending the comment period through March 15. Officials also plan to hold a public meeting in Libby on March 6.

See the settlement and submit a comment here.

Aaron graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism in 2015 after interning at Minnesota Public Radio. He landed his first reporting gig in Wrangell, Alaska where he enjoyed the remote Alaskan lifestyle and eventually moved back to the road system as the KBBI News Director in Homer, Alaska. He joined the MTPR team in 2019. Aaron now reports on all things in northwest Montana and statewide health care.
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