Thursday afternoon continued following afternoon recess with David Bernick continuing his examination of Dr. Suresh H. Moolgavkar, an epidemiologist and bio-statistician from Bellevue, Washington.
Dr. Moolgavkar testified that EPA estimates overestimate the risk of lung cancer associated with exposure to Libby asbestos and that any accurate risk assessment should have been based on Libby-specific data. [...]
In an attempt to discredit the testimonies of prosecutorial expert witnesses, Dr. Saresh Moolgavkar, an epidemiologist and witness for the defense, suggested Thursday afternoon that the Environmental Protection Agency had overestimated the environmental exposure risks for the community of Libby, Mont.
“There is … no evidence of an increased risk at Libby from environmental exposure,” [...]
The defense raced closer and closer to finishing their case early Thursday afternoon as two witnesses, a former W.R. Grace geologist and epidemiologist took the stand.
Geologist Eric Moeller, who now does independent consulting for mining companies, found out two days ago that his testimony would be needed this week in Missoula. Moeller was then in [...]