• Kirk Hartley

Asbestos, Canada Tries to Define Its Future After Over a Hundred Years as Home to the Old Jeffrey C

Johns-Manville for many years owned the chrysotile mine in the Canadian town of Asbestos. The town is northeast of Montreal, and not too far north of Vermont. A story from the Montreal Gazette describes some history, the current effort to find the money to finish a proposed underground asbestos mine, and various other alternatives, such as using the old mine pit as a waste disposal site.


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