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Author Blake, Kevin, 1978- author.

Title Deadly mine : Libby, Montana / by Kevin Blake.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Bearport Publishing, [2018]

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 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 615.9253 BLA    Available
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Description 32 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Eco-disasters
Eco-disasters.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
Contents Home invader -- Underground discovery -- Staking a claim -- Miracle mineral -- Hidden danger -- Dust and more dust -- Asbestos everywhere -- Sick and dying -- No help for the people -- The investigation -- Cleaning up -- Libby's future -- Fixing the future -- Glossary.
Summary In 1963, Les Skramstad came home after a hard day's work at the local mill and mine in Libby, Montana. His wife kissed him at the door and his kids playfully grabbed his legs. They didn't mind that he was covered in powdery brown dust. Little did Les and his family know that the dust was deadly. Deadly Mine: Libby, Montana traces the tragic story of a small mining town that eventually became poisoned by a deadly mineral called asbestos. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text.
Subject W.R. Grace & Co -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Asbestos mines and mining -- Health aspects -- Montana -- Libby -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Vermiculite -- Health aspects -- Montana -- Libby -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Asbestosis -- Montana -- Libby -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Mineral industries -- Corrupt practices -- Montana -- Libby -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Hazardous waste sites -- Montana -- Libby -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Libby (Mont.) -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Libby (Mont.) -- Environmental conditions -- Juvenile literature.
Asbestos mines and mining -- Montana -- History.
Asbestosis -- Montana -- History.
Vermiculite -- Montana -- History.
W.R. Grace and Co -- History.
Other Form: Online version: Blake, Kevin, 1978- Deadly mine. New York, New York : Bearport Publishing, 2018 9781684022762 (DLC) 2017009476
ISBN 9781684022229 (library bound)
1684022223

 
    
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