Illinois Pillsbury plant violates asbestos regulations

Demolition work at the former Pillsbury Mills plant on the northeast side of Springfield has resulted in multiple violations of state and federal laws, including possible release of asbestos into the air, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency said in a complaint announced Friday.

Libby Montana, a town forever changed by asbestos

In many ways, Libby is like any other small town. It sits nestled between bits of national forest, it has a train station and a few schools (go Loggers!), and for many years its economy was supported by the nearby logging and mining operations.