Story is from Montana, where the W.R. Grace operated a vermiculite mine for several years in the town of Libby. Prosecutors say the company knew its operations were also releasing asbestos into the community, causing about 1,200 people to die or get sick. Worse, authorities allege, the company knew what the result would be.
Five former executives are also on trial and could face prison time if convicted.
Hat Tip: Many thanks, Keith G in PV!