LIBBY, MONTANA - Selected Scene #4

In this scene from our feature documentary, “Libby, Montana,” EPA Emergency On-Scene Coordinator, Paul Peronard, speaks with a geologist about the hazards of Libby vermiculite. Later in the scene, former plant manager, Earl Lovick, answers questions about what WR Grace knew about these hazards and whether or not they had a responsibility to inform mine and mill workers about the health risks. Dru Carr and I documented the interaction with Paul and the geologist at the Libby EPA office in 2001. Earl Lovick’s commentary is from a deposition recorded during a civil case against WR Grace in the 1990s. Lovick died in 1996.