Vermont Health Department agrees to update asbestos mine report

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 residents.

Absestos mine clean-up to cost more than $200 million

State and federal agencies estimate it will cost more than $200 million to clean up hazardous waste from an asbestos mine in northern Vermont. The government has filed claims in state court and in bankruptcy court as it tries to get the money from the mine’s former owners.