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Vermiculite Facility List

EPA is identifying and evaluating vermiculite facilities in the United States which received vermiculite ore from the W.R. Grace mine in Libby, Mont. W.R. Grace operated the Libby mine between 1963 and 1990. The mine produced ore which contained high levels of asbestos fibers, and the ore has been associated with observed health impacts on residents of Libby, Montana. Exposure to asbestos may cause serious and potentially fatal diseases, including asbestosis (a restrictive lung disease), lung cancers, or mesothelioma (cancer of the lung lining).

EPA developed the attached list of vermiculite facilities that are believed to have operated since 1953. The list compiles information from the U.S. Geological Survey and W.R. Grace. The Agency is determining which of these facilities actually received vermiculite from the Libby mine and whether there are any health or environmental concerns at these sites. The list is evolving and is subject to change as more information becomes available; therefore, EPA cannot verify the accuracy of this list.

EPA is using its authorities under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (commonly known as Superfund) to identify sites that may require cleanup. Following existing Superfund site evaluation procedures, the Agency will screen sites and their surrounding areas on the basis of likely risks and threats and make recommendations for further evaluation or response, as needed.

EPA Regional Offices expect to finish identifying sites by April 30 and to complete preliminary evaluations by June 30.

Press inquiries should call Lauren M. Mical, EPA Office of Media Relations, at 202-260-4358. For further information, interested parties should call the Superfund Hotline at 1-800-424-9346 or 703-412-9810.

List of Vermiculite Facilities in the Pacific Northwest (April 7, 2000)
Sites Identified

(none are in operation at this time)

Grace Overseas Chem Division
c/o Itala Pacific Lines
Portland, OR
Western Industrial Supply
16300 SW 72nd Ave
Portland, OR 97223
Vermiculite NW, Inc (WR Grace)
2303 N Harding Ave
Portland, OR 97227
Supreme Perlite Co
(Multnomah County)
4600 North Suttle Road
Portland, OR
c/o Seaport Shipping Co.
210 Norton Building
Seattle, WA 98104
Kaiser Gypsum
5931 East Margnaul Way S
Seattle, WA 98134
Gipsotex Den Norske
Gipsplate Fabrikk A/S
Seattle, WA
La Vermiculite et La Perlite S.A.
c/o Seaport Shipping Comp
Seattle, WA
Over Seas Chemical Division
W.R. Grace & Co.
c/o McMillan Piper Co., WA
5 South Spokane
Seattle, WA 98134
W. R. Grace & Co. Const Products Div
c/o M.S. Dilkara
Port Dock no.4
Tacoma, WA
W. R. Grace & Co. Const Products Div
Industrial Chemical Group
c/o Pacific Northwest Motor Freight,
600 S. Edmonds St
Seattle, WA
W. R. Grace & Co.
Industrial Chemicals Group
c/o McMillian Piper Co.
Seattle, WA
W. R. Grace & Co.
c/o Karl Schroff & Associates
Seattle, WA
Samincorp (c/o SS Sinaloa)
Pier 5
Salmon Terminal
Seattle, WA
W.R. Grace Co.
c/o Airland Transport Inc.
Duwamish Shipyard
5658 West Marinal Way, S.W.
Seattle, WA
Domtar Gypsum Company
1240 Alexander Avenue
Tacoma, WA
W.R. Grace Kabushiki Kaisha
c/o Seaport Shipping Co.
Tacoma, WA
5436 South Washington
Tacoma, WA
Vermiculite-Norwest Inc.
P.O. Box A
Auburn, WA
Fibrous Glass Products, Inc.
Spokane Industrial Park
Spokane, WA
Vermiculite - NW, Inc (WR Grace)
1318 Maple St
Spokane, WA 99204

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