"Baucus: Health Care Money To Help Libby Victims"

"A new $6 million federal grant could be the first step toward declaring a public health emergency in asbestos-contaminated Libby, Mont., the state's senior senator said Thursday.

Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., called the grant award 'very significant' and said he was confident it would lead to a federal declaration of a public health emergency. Such a declaration would lead to more extensive cleanup and better health protections for those with asbestos-related illnesses."

Matthew Daly reports for the Associated Press May 21, 2009.

Source: AP, 05/22/2009