officials say they’re testing a few Vermonters to determine whether they’ve
come down with swine flu. Tests
through Tuesday have been negative for the strain of the disease that has been
spreading around the world.
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.
state Health Department says it made an error in a recent report that pointed
to higher cancer rates in towns surrounding an old asbestos mine in northern Vermont. But it says the study still shows higher rates of
another asbestos-related disease.