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Libby, Montana
POV Season 20
Feature Film | 08/28/2007 | 60 Mins

Nestled below the rugged peaks of the Northern Rockies in Montana — as iconic a representation of America’s “purple mountain majesties” as one can find — lies the site of the worst case of community-wide exposure to a toxic substance in U.S. history. In the small town of Libby, many hundreds of people are sick or have already died from asbestos exposure.

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Film Credits —

  • Drury Gunn Carr Drury Gunn Carr
  • Doug Hawes-Davis Doug Hawes-Davis