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Government studying safer ways to remove asbestos in buildings

The Manpower Ministry is reviewing guidelines to improve the way asbestos is handled in Singapore.
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Fukushima: Asbestos high in quake zone / Excessive levels of ...

Fukushima: Asbestos high in quake zone / Excessive levels of ... | Asbestos | Scoop.it
As of last month, asbestos levels exceeding the World Health Organization's safety limit were detected in 14 cases at sites where buildings damaged by last year's Great East Japan Earthquake were being demolished, ...
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Asbestos victims remembered - Sarnia Observer

Asbestos victims remembered - Sarnia Observer | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Asbestos victims rememberedSarnia ObserverOthers in the crowd of 525 or more at the second annual walk in Sarnia carried photos of loved ones lost to asbestos-caused illness, wore T-shirts honouring victims and carried signs calling for the mineral...
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Canadian decision brings nearer global asbestos ban

Canadian decision brings nearer global asbestos ban | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Canadian decision brings nearer global asbestos ban: “A global ban on asbestos is closer now than ever before,”,...
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UICC Seeks Global Ban of Asbestos

UICC Seeks Global Ban of Asbestos | Asbestos | Scoop.it
The Union for International Control of Cancer (UICC) took a major step recently when it called for a complete ban on the mining, use and exportation of all forms of asbestos, Right On Canada reported.
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October 18, 2011: A Bloody Anniversary

#Ibasecretariat: Ever wonder why there is no ban on #asbestos in the U.S?

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New Quebec Premier Pauline Marois follows up on major environmental promises

RightOnCanada.ca, September 21, 2012


On her first day as Premier of Quebec, Pauline Marois, moved ahead to implement major environmental promises she made during the election campaign. After her first cabinet meeting yesterday, September 20, Marois announced the government will shut down the Gentilly-2 nuclear plant, will require full environmental hearings before shale gas drilling can go ahead in the province and will cancel the $58-million loan that Investment Quebec, a government agency, gave at the end of June 2012 to reopen the Jeffrey Mine.


Environmental groups in Quebec welcomed the decisions taken by Marois and applauded the fact that she has appointed three former environmental activists to hold key cabinet positions in her new Quebec government. Federal Conservative Minister of Industry, Christian Paradis, meanwhile slammed the new government for shutting down the asbestos industry and the Liberal Party of Quebec, which was ousted from power in the September 4 election, expressed fear at the presence of the environmentalists in the Marois cabinet, calling them “radicals”.


The Liberal Party of Quebec, now the opposition party, will likely oppose the new policies that the Parti Québécois (PQ) government wishes to implement. As a minority government, the PQ will face real challenges. However, with the defeat and resignation of former Premier Jean Charest, the Liberal Party will not want to trigger another election before it has reorganized itself and chosen a new leader.


Marois is showing serious commitment to implement her campaign promises regarding Gentilly-2 nuclear plant, shale gas and asbestos. Environmentalists and health advocates in Quebec, in Canada and overseas are hoping she will succeed.


Kathleen Ruff, founder, RightOnCanada.ca

https://www.rightoncanada.ca/?p=1582

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PQ government takes on three controversial industries in first day in office

PQ government takes on three controversial industries in first day in office | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Globe and MailPQ government takes on three controversial industries in first day in officeCTV NewsThe government moved to shore up its environmental credibility by promising to shut down an aging nuclear plant that is the only one in Quebec; reiterating...
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Ottawa does U-turn on asbestos mining

Ottawa does U-turn on asbestos mining | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Harper Tories blame incoming PQ regime for change of heart on Canada’s right to export the cancer-causing mineral from Quebec...
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Uganda - Schools Stuck With Roofs That Cause Cancer

Uganda - Schools Stuck With Roofs That Cause Cancer | Asbestos | Scoop.it

Schools Stuck With Roofs That Cause CancerAllAfrica.comDuring the colonial era, most schools were roofed with asbestos sheets. They were durable, absorbed heat and made structures look good. Research later established that they were a health hazard.

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Environmentalist writes to CM, wants to make city asbestos-free - Deccan Herald

Environmentalist writes to CM, wants to make city asbestos-free - Deccan Herald | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Environmentalist writes to CM, wants to make city asbestos-freeDeccan Herald“Nearly all vehicles in Delhi are laden with asbestos-based components. There is no building in Delhi which is asbestos free.
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The Parti Quebecois is shattering the conventional wisdom on asbestos | Full Comment | National Post

The Parti Quebecois is shattering the conventional wisdom on asbestos | Full Comment | National Post | Asbestos | Scoop.it
If the asbestos industry was centred in northern Alberta, every federal party would long ago have thrown it under the bus. And yet the federal Tories and Bloc Québécois remain staunchly in its favour.
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Canadian NEWS: Quebec asbestos mine won't reopen, president says

Canadian NEWS: Quebec asbestos mine won't reopen, president says | Asbestos | Scoop.it

Canada’s last asbestos mine, the Jeffrey Mine in the Eastern Townships town of Asbestos, won’t reopen, its president said Wednesday in an interview with the newspaper La Tribune.


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Asbestos still haunts those exposed as kids in mining towns

Asbestos still haunts those exposed as kids in mining towns | Asbestos | Scoop.it
The Construction IndexAsbestos still haunts those exposed as kids in mining townsThe ConversationThe relationship between asbestos exposure and diseases such as malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer is well established.
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Asbestos battle not over, activists say - Sarnia Observer

Asbestos battle not over, activists say - Sarnia Observer | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Asbestos battle not over, activists saySarnia ObserverLeah Nielsen holds a sign for Saturday's Walk to Remembers Victims of Asbestos that begins at 11 a.m. at the Dow People Place in Sarnia's Centennial Park.
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EPA Demanding High Standards for Libby Clean-Up | Cancer News

EPA Demanding High Standards for Libby Clean-Up | Cancer News | Asbestos | Scoop.it
A move by the Environmental Protection Agency towards a more rigorous clean-up of asbestos-contaminated Libby, Montana and places like it is a move for which environmental advocates have long been waiting, but companies like W.R.
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Union boss slams ACCC over asbestos advice - ABC Online

Union boss slams ACCC over asbestos advice - ABC Online | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Union boss slams ACCC over asbestos adviceABC OnlineThe National Secretary of the AMWU, Paul Bastian is calling on the ACCC to withdraw advice it's issued about the recall of 23,000 cars imported from China with parts containing asbestos.
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“A Walk to Remember Victims of Asbestos” by Leah Nielsen and Stacy Cattran |

“A Walk to Remember Victims of Asbestos” by Leah Nielsen and Stacy Cattran | | Asbestos | Scoop.it
New Global Asbestos Awareness Network BLOG: “A Walk to Remember Victims of #Asbestos” by Leah Nielsen and Stacy Cattran http://t.co/YEpV84rY...
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Asbestos products still being imported to Ontario

Asbestos products still being imported to Ontario | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Ontario still allows the import of asbestos containing brake pads, introducing new risks when Canada is finally admitting that the mineral is toxic.
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IBAS report on Asbestos Issues at Heart of European Debate

IBAS report on Asbestos Issues at Heart of European Debate

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Canada Finally Sees the Light & Stops Defending Asbestos Mining ...

Canada Finally Sees the Light & Stops Defending Asbestos Mining ... | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Canada is ending its much-maligned practice of defending asbestos mining on the world stage, a reversal of a stand that made it a pariah in some international circles. The Harper government, which until Friday unflinchingly ...
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Canada won't oppose asbestos limits

Canada won't oppose asbestos limits | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Canada's dying asbestos industry was dealt another blow Friday from one of its former friends, with Industry Minister Christian Paradis announcing that the federal government will no longer oppose global restrictions on the substance.
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The Largest Asbestos Pit In The World in Russia

The Largest Asbestos Pit In The World in Russia | Asbestos | Scoop.it
The asbestos open pit we are going to visit today is the richest pit in the world that lacks crocidolite and tremolite - substances harmful for people.
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Mine disaster traps 11 workers

A gas and coal burst struck a coal mine in southwestern China, trapping 11 miners, the third such disaster in the past two weeks, authorities said.

The Sunday morning disaster was reported in the Yongsheng coal mine in Wanyuan city in Sichuan province.

 


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