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  • 'Grace is going to have to own up'

    Don Judge of the Montana State AFL-CIO says W.R. Grace is culpable in the tragedy of asbestos poisoning.

  • 'It's like sacking feather'

    Former mine worker Lester Skramstad, who is dying of asbestos-caused disease, recalls how he and co-workers worked casually with asbestos, unaware of the danger.

  • Who knew what, and when?

    Mine owner W.R. Grace says it's always been frank about the dangers of asbestos, but former workers and union leaders disagree, pointing to damning company memos.

  • Libby's dark secret

    Asbestos-laced dust from a vermiculite mine near Libby, Mont., has caused illness and death among locals for decades, but it is only recently that the media - and victims - have called W.R. Grace & Co. to account.

  • Floyd brings on a hurricane of hog waste

    Hurricane Floyd showed the downside of factory farming when flooding in North Carolina created a nasty soup of agricultural waste and hog and chicken carcasses.

  • An ancient ditch hits a glitch

    Farmers in San Luis, Colo., are upset that pollution from a defunct gold mine owned by Battle Mountain Gold is leaking into Rito Seco Creek, which feeds their irrigation ditches.

  • Life in the dead zone

    Scientists are studying the microbes found in the Berkeley Pit at Butte, Mont., to see if their survival in water that is like battery acid can lead to a way to clean up the pit.

  • Beware of orange clouds

    Explosions set off in the course of coal mining in Wyoming's Powder River Basin create poisonous clouds of nitrogen oxide gases, which sometimes linger over the homes and schools of area residents.

  • Mining: There's a reform-blocking rider

    A rule buried in the BLM's mining regulations directs the secretary of the Interior to avoid "undue degradation" of public lands by mining, and the Mineral Policy Center wants to see it revised and made tougher.

  • Mined-over region resents EPA scrutiny

    Some locals are upset over the EPA's desire to expand its mining cleanup in Idaho's Coeur d'Alene Basin.

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