The Lincoln County Asbestos Resource Program’s mission is to reduce exposure to asbestos community-wide through a combination of education, providing resources, and administering Local Health Regulations.
Work closely with the City-County Board of Health for Lincoln County and the EPA to develop and implement a program reduces the risk of exposure to asbestos for people living, working, and recreating in Lincoln County.
During the fall of 2012, the Libby Legacy Project presented a series of 90-minute sessions to educate teachers, students and the community at large about the history and the legacy of mining asbestos-contaminated vermiculite with all of its ramifications. Videos from these sessions are now available on YouTube at the following location:
In addition to this series, the Libby Legacy Project developed a timeline of events associated with vermiculite mining in Libby. This timeline can be found on the Libby Public Schools website at the following location:
Lincoln County Dept. of Environmental Health is excited to announce a job opening for an Asbestos Resource Program (ARP) Initiative Coordinator. This unique position will support the implementation of the ARP, a new public health program which is aimed at the reduction or elimination of exposure to Libby Amphibole asbestos. The primary qualifications for this position are a combination of education and experience equivalent to a college degree in environmental science, engineering, physical sciences, or public health. Application packets and a full job description are available at Kootenai Job Service (417 Mineral Avenue, Libby, MT 59923). All applications and resumes must be submitted through the Kootenai Job Service. Applications will be accepted through July 23, 2013 or until the position is filled with a qualified applicant. See job description.