A federal grant allocated to help victims of asbestos contamination will reportedly go into effect next week.

Libby, Montana (Mesothelioma Cancer News) – A federal grant allotted to help victims of asbestos exposure in the town of Libby, Montana will reportedly become effective next week. As reported by The Western News, the $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is expected to be used over the course of two years to provide health services and screenings to qualifying patients with asbestos-related disease.

Sen. Max Baucus, who was notably instrumental in advocating for Libby to be declared a public health emergency site by the Environmental Protection Agency earlier this year, is quoted as remarking in a prepared statement, “Help has arrived on the ground for folks in Libby who are victims of asbestos-related disease… These services are a result of a long fight to get Libby residents the resources they need to move forward towards a bright future.”

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