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2014.06.16: Global News: Former Newfoundland asbestos mine workers fight governmentMon, Jun 16: It’s been 20 years since the mine in Baie Verte, N.L. stopped producing asbestos. But those who worked in the mine and breathed toxic dust say authorities are ignoring science and are denying them compensation. Ross Lord reports.
2014.06.12: Globe and Mail - The Invisible EpidemicAsbestos is the top on-the-job killer in Canada. But a Globe and Mail investigation has found that this stark fact has been obscured by the country’s longstanding economic interest in the onetime “miracle mineral.”
2014-03-24: Under The Influence CBC - Selling DangerEven when those products were used exactly as advertised - they created enormous hazards, physical risk, and in some cases, even death. We'll explore how we invited Asbestos and DDT into our homes as miracle products, how certain games for children ended up posing incredible risks, and how a much-heralded drug ended up being one of the most devastating products in modern history.
2014.03.01: TVNZ News - Asbestos in KiwiRail locomotives 'a death sentence'The rail workers' union says asbestos found in the cab of a KiwiRail locomotive could be "a death sentence" for drivers and engineers. KiwiRail's new Chinese-built locomotives are again off the tracks, this time after the discovery of toxic asbestos under flaking paint in one of the cabs.
2014.02.24: WDSU News - Poor conditions at school lead some to call for removal of studentsRSD rep says state investigators who visited the site last fall made no mention of mold in their report. Even so authorities moved up plans to renovate the entire facility two years, closing the school this summer."We are making good on our promise to provide a state of the art facility for our students. At the same time we must make academic progress at a faster clip than we are today. Speeding up this renovation will help speed up the day when students can benefit from a world-class education at the facility," said Dobard.
2013.12.10: Basse Normandie - Asbestos: the Supreme Court invalidates the cancellation of nine indictmentsUne vingtaine de parties civiles, dont l'association des victimes de l'amiante, contestaient la décision de la chambre de l'instruction de la cour d'appel de Paris, qui a annulé le 17 mai neuf des mises en examen prononcées dans l'enquête sur sur l'exposition à l'amiante des salariés de l'usine Ferodo-Valeo, à Condé-sur-Noireau (Calvados).
2013.11.26: ABC - Asbestos scare strikes Chinese imports to AustraliaRailway workers have been exposed to potentially hazardous asbestos after the deadly dust was found in locomotives brought in from China. It's a breach of a 10-year ban on the import of products containing the carcinogenic fibre.It's not the first incident of its kind and unions are now demanding tougher policing of Chinese imports, describing the current asbestos-free certificates as a farce.