Thursday, November 03, 2005

Libby Montana Asbestos Tragedy on Nightline Tomorrow Tonight


UPDATE: Obviously, this didn't happen. I'll try to find out ahead of time and let you know.

ABC's Nightline will air a 2-part series on asbestos-contaminated vermiculite, W.R.Grace and Libby, Montana on Wednesday 11/2 and Thursday 11/3, with Ted Koppel anchoring.

W.R. Grace & Co. and seven of its current or former executives and department heads were indicted last February for attempting, since the 1970's, to hide the fact that toxic asbestos was present in vermiculite products at the company’s Libby, Montana plant. over 1000 people in Libby -- workers, spouses and children -- show signs of asbestos disease and the EPA has found that more than 250 already died so far. The asbestos was processed in plants across the country, exposing workers and contaminating communities.

With natural catastrophes, bombings, and indictments occuring too quickly to count, it is possible that the shows will be postponed to air breaking news, but as of this moment ABC plans is to air part one tomorrow night.

More here.

UPDATE: For those of you who missed the Nightline series on the W.R. Grace Asbestos tragedy in Libby, Montana and around the country brought to you by W.R. Grace, you can watch the program at the Nightline webpage night one here and night two here.