Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
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.
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.