Asbestos Fund A Costly Idea, GAO Warns

Washington–With the Senate considering a proposed asbestosinjury fund, the Government Accountability Office is warninglawmakers they should be wary because federal compensation programscan soar beyond cost estimates.

The GAO document came in response to a request for a study byHouse Judiciary Committee ranking member John Conyers, D-Mich., andother Democrats on the committee.

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