10 Deadliest Man Made Disasters In History

10. Libby Asbestos Contamination

In 1919, Libby, Montana was a small town and a vermiculite mining site for W.R. Grace. It grew and became a town filled with miners and their families, who unknowingly lived among asbestos, a deadly toxin that causes respiratory illnesses and cancer. The asbestos ridden air sickened children and adults. Remnants from the plant were used to make driveways, playgrounds, and even the track field at the local schools. Mine workers brought home asbestos on their work clothing, contaminating and sickening their families.
10. Libby Asbestos Contamination