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Book Documents Nationwide Asbestos Poisoning

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The book 'An Air That Kills'

By Tom Weber, KWMU

St. Louis, MO – The small mining town of Libby, Montana, has affected millions of people in the U.S. and many don't even know it.

For years, a plant there mined minerals using asbestos, which got into and is still in millions of homes today.

Pulitzer Prize reporter Andrew Schneider, with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, has co-authored a book about Libby called An Air That Kills.

He started on the story when he worked in Seattle, and KWMU's Tom Weber recently spoke with him.

To hear the story as it aired on KWMU (just under 4 minutes), click here --->

To hear the entire interview (about 20 minutes long), click here --->

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