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Apr 2, 2013 4:18 PM by Dax Van Fossen - KAJ News

Baucus pushes awareness for Libby asbestos victims

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed a resolution to make the first week of April National Asbestos Awareness Week.

This is the seventh year in a row that Montana Senator Max Baucus has pushed for the measure, in which he details the nearly 300 Libby residents have died from mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.

The Democrat says this is just one more way to keep the folks in Lincoln County, and people with similar diseases everywhere, in our thoughts and prayers.

Baucus has been a key force in securing funding for the Center for Asbestos Related Diseases (CARD), which he recently visited.

"This is all about taking care of people generally, specifically it's about people in Libby, and all those who unfortunately suffer from an asbestos disease," Baucus said.

Click here to learn more about National Asbestos Awareness Week.

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