Grace, Executives Charged With Conspiracy In Montana Asbestos Case

Date: February 3, 2005

Source: News Room

W.R. Grace & Co. ( and seven of its current or former executives have been charged with conspiring to endanger residents in Libby, Montana ( and concealing health risks from asbestos-contaminated vermiculite, according to the U.S. Justice Department ( The 10-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury charges t he defendants with conspiracy, clean-air violations, wire fraud and obstruction of justice involving asbestos-related diseases which were linked to its former vermiculite mining and processing operations in Libby. Grace has countered in a statement that it "categorically denies any criminal wrongdoing," and that it continues to provide assistance for the long-term health care of Libby residents.

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