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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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PQ expected to live up to promise to end asbestos production - Montreal Gazette

PQ expected to live up to promise to end asbestos production - Montreal Gazette | Asbestos | Scoop.it
PQ expected to live up to promise to end asbestos productionMontreal GazetteAnti-asbestos advocates plan to hold the newly-elected Parti Québécois government to its promise to cancel the $58-million government loan to the Jeffrey Mine and put an end...
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New agency to oversee removal of asbestos - ABC News

New agency to oversee removal of asbestos - ABC News | Asbestos | Scoop.it
A new national body will be set up to raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos and oversee its removal, amid warnings that the number of asbestos-related deaths will continue to rise. ...
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First Hand Report by Laurie Kazan-Allen (IBAS) on the court proceedings in Brazil on asbestos

Report by  Laurie Kazan-Allen (IBAS) on the court proceedings in Brazil on asbestos

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Pakistan Supreme Court Reviews Asbestos Case

A case being adjudicated by the Supreme Court of Pakistan has highlighted the use of asbestos in a country which has consumed more than 35,000 tonnes since 2009.

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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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BC groups push for better asbestos disease detection

BC groups push for better asbestos disease detection | Asbestos | Scoop.it

groups push for better asbestos disease detection


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It looks like British Columbia in Canada are also campaigning to introduce free CT Scan to high risk workers early to detect asbestos related cancers before symptoms appear. Similar campaigning is happening in Germany. CT Scans are better able to detect small cancers than X-Rays which often only pick up tumours when they are at a size that is no longer treatable.

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OAP wins asbestos case - 60 years on

OAP wins asbestos case - 60 years on | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Shields GazetteOAP wins asbestos case - 60 years onShields GazetteMr Boulter, of Shakespeare Avenue, Hebburn, said: “I was amazed when they traced the asbestos back to when I was an office boy.
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The Union for the International Control of Cancer calls for a global ban on asbestos

The Union for the International Control of Cancer calls for a global ban on asbestos | Asbestos | Scoop.it
The Union for the International Control of Cancer (UICC) has called for a global ban on the mining, use and export of asbestos.
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Debate on Asbestos Safety Reaches Brazil’s Supreme Court

Debate on Asbestos Safety Reaches Brazil’s Supreme Court | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Debate on Asbestos Safety Reaches Brazil’s Supreme Court - Brazil’s Supreme Court is assessing the level of risk posed by asbestos to human health, wh...
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Confusing Verdict by India's Supreme Court

Disregarding orders it had previously issued regarding the import of toxic end-of-life ships (May 3, 2012) and shipbreaking (July 6, 2012), on July 30, 2012, India's Supreme Court allowed a notorious 213,000-tonne tanker, once called the Exxon Valdez, into the country for dismantling at the Alang ship-breaking yard.

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