Vermont Asbestos Group mine

The Vermont Asbestos Group mine on the Eden-Lowell town line once employed 320 people and was one of the largest producers of white asbestos in the world. It shut down in 1993, leaving huge piles of asbestos tailings on the side of Belvidere Mountain, and more waste in storage buildings.

Negotiations over Vermont Asbestos Group’s operations on Belvidere Mountain were settled in October 2013 — Howard Manosh’s company would have 10 years to pay $50,000 toward cleaning up its 1,550-acre toxic waste site.

However, the state was still open to suggestions about what could be done there, and after four years, Manosh may have found a solution — though it could take years more to come into fruition.

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