Some additional federal money is on the way to Lincoln Country to help the city of Libby continue asbestos clean up.
Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-MT) and U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT announced on Wednesday that that the Montana Department of Environmental Quality has been awarded a $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
“The work continues to provide the people of Libby with a clean, healthy place to live, work, and raise a family,” Gianforte said. “This grant from the EPA will help the community in this ongoing effort.”
“The community of Libby deserves a clean environment and this grant will help achieve that," Daines stated. "I applaud EPA for prioritizing the health of the people of Libby.”
The grant provides $1.6 million in additional funding through the EPA Cooperative Agreement for the Libby Asbestos Superfund Site, bringing the total award to $9.7 million.
This grant promotes cooperation between EPA and the state as cleanup and restorative efforts continue in Libby.