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The Railroad Put This Montana Town On The Map. But It Left Behind A Toxic Legacy.

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October 16, 2017 | Huffington Post | 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.

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