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The railroad put this Montana town on the map, but it left behind a toxic legacy

(Source: Huffington Post, October 16, 2017)

LIVINGSTON, Mont. — For 25 years, Bill Phillips toiled as a machinist in the rail yard here — a fancy title, he jokes, for someone whose job was to play in the muck. Now 77 and suffering from asbestosis, a scarring of the lungs caused by inhaling asbestos fibers, Phillips still looks like he just strolled off the yard, dressed in worn overalls over a red T-shirt and sporting a Smokey the Bear baseball cap and a thick white mustache.

Full story: Huffington Post

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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