W.R. Grace Accused of Hiding Cancer Risk
By Bob Anez, Associated Press Writer I February 7,2005
MISSOULA, Mont. – W.R. Grace and Co. and seven high-ranking employees knew a Montana mine was
releasing cancer-causing asbestos into the air and tried to hide the danger to workers and townspeople, according
to a federal indictment unsealed Monday. More than 1,200 people became ill, and some of them died, prosecutors
. . . Lori Hanson, a special agent with the Environmental Protection Agency, called the allegations
against Grace and its executives “one of the most significant environmental indictments in our
history.” .. .