In a study released by the Vermont Health Department, it was stated that living within a 10 mile radius of the abandoned Belvidere Mountain asbestos mine increased the risk of asbestosis. However, it was later released that the study was improperly conducted. The Vermont Health Department is now planning on rereleasing the study in early April with updated information.
So far, new data is pointing to occupational hazards causing an increased risk of asbestosis. This would mean that the residents of the towns around this mine would not have to worry about asbestos exposure from simply living near the mine. Once the health department conducts a proper study of the area, the information will be released.
If you or someone you know has been exposed to asbestos, contact the Vermont mesothelioma attorneys of Williams Kherkher at 800-781-3955.