Rideau Institute Board Member Kathleen Ruff on asbestos opposition in Thailand

CBC news reported on Tuesday, July 24, that opposition to Canadian asbestos is growing in Thailand.  Kathleen Ruff, Rideau Institute Board Member, says “one of the reasons is that studies that were done show the appalling conditions for the use of asbestos.”

The Quebec government recently pledged $58 million to aid in the reopening of the Jeffrey Mine.  This is the only remaining asbestos mine in the country. The Federal and Quebec governments claim that Canadian asbestos shipped abroad can be handled safely.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/07/23/anti-asbestos-growing-in-thailand.html

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