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  • Litigation in South Africa Against GENCOR, GEFCO

    BackgroundThe CampaignThe Unbundling ApplicationNegotiations and SettlementThe Asbestos Relief TrustThe FutureIn May 2002 Thompsons were approached by the South African law firm Ntuli Noble Spoor to work with them and the mining unions in obtaining compensation for the victims of asbestos dust exposure from the South African asbestos mining industry and the activities of Gencor in particular Gencor, now a shell company, was involved in the South Africa mining industry between the mid 1960s and 1980s when it owned, managed and controlled Gefco and Msauli None of these companies so far as we are aware c
  • Asbestos mining and export around the world Boyes Turner

    CanadaRussiaChinaBrazilKazakhstanIndiaSouth AfricaAsbestos DiseaseAsbestos mining started in Canada in 1850 on a relatively small scale By the 1950’s Canada mined more than 900,000 metric tons of asbestos per year Canada is still a major asbestos mining and exporting nation though asbestos is used very rarely in Canada with 96% of its stock being exported to Asia
  • NEWS: The Harper government does a Uturn on asbestos

    The Harper agenda can be stopped with the support of provincial governments The Globe and Mail reports, "Canada is ending its muchmaligned 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 defended Canada’s right to export the cancercausing mineral

  • asbestos mining — Ausbestos Ausbestos

      In a somewhat ironic twist, earlier this year it was revealed that Asbestos may be able to strike it rich from asbestos yet again As it turns out, the tailings left from mining asbestos are rich in magnesium a useful mineral that can be turned into a metal While the town of Asbestos may be changing, one thing that isn't is the name

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  • Asbestos in Construction Thompsons Solicitors

      Asbestos is still affecting the construction industry today; despite being banned twenty years ago Read our senior asbestos lawyer’s comments here

  • Asbestos still an issue at Nunavut gold mine: AgnicoEagle

      Asbestos has been linked to: • asbestosis, where the asbestos fibres scar and damage the lungs; • lung cancer related to the degree of asbestosis in the lungs; • mesothelioma, a cancer of the lung’s lining, and, • cancer of the gastrointestinal tract and larynx For more news from the Nunavut Mining

  • The last of the asbestos miners DNA India Latest News

      The last of the asbestos miners In Roro, Jharkhand, pollution from an asbestos mine, which was shut down 30 years ago, continues to play havoc with the lives of people living in nearby areas, writes Javed Iqbal

  • Concern in Thetford Mines: asbestos residues threaten

      Concern in Thetford Mines: asbestos residues threaten lakes and rivers August 14, 2020 by newsy today Despite the residue spills of asbestos in several waterways in the Thetford Mines region, the Ministry of the Environment hardly follows up A situation that worries local residents Photo courtesy, APLTI – Nadeau Photo Solutions

  • Commentary Thompsons Solicitors

      Commentary Our specialist solicitors have years of legal experience and are leaders in their field Hear their expert views on topical issues in areas such as

  • Mining News and Commentary Archives Smart Stock

      Filed Under: Mining News and Commentary, Mining Stocks, SIlver Mining Stocks RNC Delivers Strong First Quarter Financial and Operating Performance, Continuing to Reduce Costs and Strengthen the Balance Sheet, Reiterates 2020 Guidance

  • The Carbon Market Potential of Asbestos Mine Waste Eos

      The Carbon Market Potential of Asbestos Mine Waste Researchers have devised new methods to turn toxic asbestos mine tailings into innocuous piles of carbonate rock and draw down atmospheric

  • Wittenoom's asbestos mining waste continues to lay

      Wittenoom's asbestos mining waste continues to lay unresolved after 55 years Asbestos tailings dumps are still present in Wittenoom Gorge, even after

  • In Asbest, Russia, Making Asbestos Great Again The New

      The city of Asbest, after more than 130 years of intensive mining, still has enough chrysotile asbestos buried in the ground to keep Uralasbest in business for at least another century, provided

  • Asbestos mine gets $25million provincial lifeline

      Asbestos mine gets $25million provincial lifeline The deal to refurbish Jeffrey Mine will see private investors, led by Balcorp Ltd, kick in another $25 million

  • Asbestos and Aborigines Public Interest Advocacy Centre

      Public Interest Advocacy Centre Ltd Level 5, 175 Liverpool Street Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia P +61 2 8898 6500 F +61 2 8898 6555 ABN 77 002 773 524

  • Goldfields shire CEO says asbestos, collapsed shafts

      Get breaking news alerts directly to your phone with our app Goldfields shire CEO says asbestos, collapsed shafts among 190,000 mine remnants in WA ABC Goldfields / By Madison Snow

  • Picking apart the sordid backstory of Nunavik’s first mine

      News Jan 15, 2016 – 11:00 am EST Picking apart the sordid backstory of Nunavik’s first mine Masters student gathers tales of Asbestos Hill from families, former workers

  • Asbestos: What Is Asbestos and How Does It Cause Cancer

      What Is Asbestos? Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral composed of flexible fibers that are resistant to heat, electricity and corrosion These qualities make the mineral useful, but they also make asbestos exposure highly toxic Asbestos was widely used in construction as an effective insulator, and it can be added to cloth, paper, cement, plastic and other materials to make them stronger

  • Canada is on the sidelines when it comes to banning

      The Harper government makes a lot of noise about how sitting on the sidelines is contrary to Canadian values But when it comes to taking action to promote responsible trade that is exactly what

  • Despite what you have heard about rare earths, shifting to

      Despite what you have heard about rare earths, shifting to renewable energy will reduce mining Government should incentivize geographic diversity of minerals mining

  • MINING NEWS: Worst is over at former Yukon asbestos

    MINING NEWS: Worst is over at former Yukon asbestos mine Creek stabilization measures, cleanup effort left waste rock and tailings, but fibers pose no significant risk to human health Sawson City, Yukon epitomizes the romance of the Gold Rush, so it was a little surprising that the first field trip arranged as part of this year’s Northern

  • ASBESTOS MINING: Canadian mines suspended

      QUEBEC For the first time in 130 years, no one is mining asbestos in Canada Mining is suspended at both producers The Jeffrey underground mine is awaiting a $58million loan guarantee from the provincial government Plans to resume production at

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  • New study on asbestos remediation methods Australian

      Latest News A University of California San Diego study has challenged the belief that asbestos fibres cannot move through soil This discovery has implications for current remediation methods of

  • COMMENTARY: Finding Alternative Exposures In Asbestos

    COMMENTARY: Finding Alternative Exposures In Asbestos Cases: Knowing The Right Questions And Resources (June 8, 2021, 7:01 AM EDT) By Sarah Beth Jones and Mary Margaret Gay [Editor’s Note: Sarah Beth Jones and Mary Margaret Gay are founding members of Gay Jones Kuhn PLLC

  • South Africa Asbestos Use, Mining, Exposure

      Extensive mining and use of the mineral in the past have resulted in thousands of deaths from mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive cancer almost exclusively caused by asbestos exposure In 2008, South Africa banned asbestos The ban prohibits the importation and exportation of asbestos, as well as the use and manufacturing of the mineral

  • Plans to reopen world’s largest asbestos mine will create

      Campaigners are protesting against plans to reopen the world’s largest asbestos mine, the Jeffrey Mine in Quebec with the help of $58 million from the provincial government The mine would export upwards of 6 million tonnes of chrysotile asbestos

  • The changing face of asbestos litigation Thompsons

      The Changing Face of Asbestos Litigation Ian McFall joined Thompsons Solicitors in 1983, initially working on a range of industrial disease and workplace accident cases for clients across the North East of England, but soon found a growing – and concerning – trend of people turning to Thompsons for support after developing lung conditions

  • Devil’s Dust – Australian movie on asbestos and corporate

    Even a major asbestos exporter, Canada, is reexamining its activities Devil’s Dust is a terrific and concise history of parts of Australia’s asbestos saga over the last thirty years and provides an important lesson to the workplace safety profession, public health

  • Commentary Thompsons Solicitors

    Commentary Our specialist solicitors have years of legal experience and are leaders in their field Hear their expert views on topical issues in areas such as serious

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