Indian activists protesting Canadian Asbestos
Asbestos isn’t used much in in Canada and the United States any more; if inhaled, it causes numerous and often fatal diseases. The cost to society has been huge; asbestos has killed a hundred of thousand ship and building workers in the States, the companies that made it all went bankrupt and litigation costs are going to reach $250 Billion dollars.
But it is the only industry in the Quebec towns of Thetford Mines and Asbestos, and it is still legal to export it. Thailand, India and Indonesia impo…Read the full story on TreeHugger