Asbestos, labeled the "miracle mineral," was a known carcinogen and linked to: asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma, a rare and fatal cancer. The company with knowledge of that information, as revealed in the famous "Sumner Simpson papers," ignored the available science and continued to manufacturer asbestos products including: bowling balls, radiator hoses and brake linings, as well as other products.
While the Raybestos is no longer producing asbestos products, the plants sites continue to be a problem to the communities as a toxic legacy continues.
Read the article Citizen group pushing for new way to detoxify Raymark wastemctpost.com
"STRATFORD -- A network of residents concerned about toxic waste in town is pushing the EPA to study and determine whether a relatively new technology that neutralizes asbestos can be used to detoxify dump sites in the city....." read more