Make India Asbestos Free

Make India Asbestos Free
For Asbestos Free India

Ban Asbestos Network of India (BANI) works for Asbestos Free India inspired by trade union leader Purnendu Majumadar. Occupational Health India and ToxicsWatch Alliance are its members that includes doctors, researchers and activists. BANI demands criminal liability for companies and medico-legal remedy for victims. It works with trade unions, human rights, environmental, consumer and public health groups. For Details:1715krishna@gmail.com, oshindia@yahoo.in

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Quebec government's uspport for white asbestos mine is support of death over life

The $58 million Quebec government assistance being given to develop a new asbestos mine in Quebec is outrageous. It will lead to public health disaster in countries like India where asbestos related diseases from past exposure is yet to be documented. This will add to the disease burden.

Quebec supports loan guarantee for Jeffrey Mine, with conditions
Economic Development minister Clement Gignac has announced that the province will grant a 58 million dollar loan guarantee for Jeffrey Mine to continue to produce crysotile asbestos, providing the company meets several conditions. We hear reactions from several people this morning. Luc Boileau is the CEO of the Institut National de Santé Publique. Bernard Coulombe is the president of the Jeffrey Mine. Gopal Krishna is an anti-asbestos activist in New Delhi, India. His views can be heard here:

http://www.cbc.ca/quebecam/2011/04/14/quebec-supports-loan-guarantee-for-jeffrey-mine-with-conditions/

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