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Stories About Asbestos

The stories about uses of asbestos can be amazing. Here is one that is taken from an October 11, 2015 article in the News-Sentinel about Rene Lefevra, who was in the US Navy in WWII.

“Fresh water was in short supply until LeFevra devised a solution. The Navy had a unit that processed salt water into drinkable water, though the water tasted salty. LeFevra took loose asbestos, mixed it with water and pressed it around a jug. After the solution dried, it formed an insulation. “We poured cold water from our ship into it and it stayed fairly cool with no salty aftertaste. When others found out about my water, they drank all of it. I made no more fresh water!””

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