W.R. Grace Settles EPA Lawsuit Over Access to Libby Sites for $2.75 Million
November 14, 2001
MISSOULA, Mont. - W.R. Grace has announced it will spend over $2.75 million to fund additional health benefits for Libby, Mont. residents, tentatively resolving a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last year over the company's refusal to give the agency access to its former mine site near Libby. United States v. W.R. Grace & Co., et al., No. 00-167-M-DWM (D. Mont.).
The settlement, announced Oct. 25, comes seven months after a Montana federal judge ordered Grace to give the EPA full access to its properties as part of its cleanup efforts. ('EPA Granted Access …