New Delhi — Outlawed in much of the developed world, asbestos is still going strong in the developing one. In India alone, the world's biggest asbestos importer, it's a $2 billion industry providing 300,000 jobs.
As reported by New Zealand Herald online, Chinese workers have been paid around $3 NZ dollars per hour to remove asbestos contracted by Kiwi Rail. New Zealand’s Labour party have been swift to demand answers with both Trevor Mallard the Labour Hutt South MP and the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) writing to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Enterprise. Although Continue Reading
More needs to be done to enforce rules to prevent Asbestos exposure
Mohit Gupta's insight:
Asbestos-related deaths are currently rising in Europe and North America as a result of historical Asbestos exposure. Unless preventative actions are immediately taken by people living and working in the Middle East, this region will face the same grave future.
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An accident involving asbestos work forced a temporary closure of the House side of the Capitol on Thursday and prompted House leaders to delay the day's session for two hours. No injuries were reported. The incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. or 3 a.m., Capitol Police said. A handful of...
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Sydney Morning Herald Asbestos victims slam James Hardie move to pay in instalments Sydney Morning Herald A prominent asbestos victims group has slammed James Hardie Industries as being "morally bankrupt" after the company's asbestos compensation...
The asbestos compensation body funded by James Hardie may need to draw on its government loan facility to pay asbestos victims despite James Hardie showering its own investors with $US556 million in dividends in the past two years.
Israel to Replace Asbestos Roofs Reachable by Gaza Missiles Bloomberg Bloomberg BNA -- The release of asbestos fibers from hundreds of roofs shattered by missiles fired on southern Israel from Gaza has caused a spreading environmental hazard, state...