Vermiculite is an outdated form of insulation that was installed in an attic by pouring 12# to 20# bags of the insulation onto the back side of your ceiling drywall or plaster and spreading the material with rakes. The most commonly used vermiculite insulation was a product called ZonoliteTM. ZonoliteTM was mined in a town called Libby in the State of Montana. Libby Montana is the site of a federal environmental cleanup that cost the taxpayer’s of this country over $600 million dollars. The town had a very large asbestos mine that 90% of the town’s occupants worked at. The employees of that mine were not protected from asbestos duct as well as any of the inhabitants of the town of Libby. When wives, for example, did laundry each week they breathed the dust from their husband’s clothes as well as the children who lived in the house with a mine worker. The fatal cancer rates for that town were off the charts. The town was evacuated and U.S. EPA contractors went to work closing the mine and cleaning the town of asbestos dust. Unfortunately, Environmental Affairs, LLC was not part of that cleanup.