The Vermont Health
Department has agreed to further investigate the possible health risks of a
closed asbestos mine, following criticism over an earlier report that
erroneously found a higher-than-expected incidence of lung cancer among nearby
mine site straddles the towns of Eden and Lowell. It was closed in 1993. Officials
are concerned that waste rock containing potentially harmful asbestos fibers
was used for road-building and for construction throughout the area.