Eighty-five activists demonstrated in freezing temperatures at the Belgium appeal court
Posted on January 19, 2017
“Eternit on Trial in Belgium” by Dr. Barry Castleman
In Belgium, the trial court awarded 260,000 euros to the Jonckheere family for the death of Eric Jonckheere’s mother in 2000 from environmentally caused mesothelioma. In the Upper Court of Appeal, Eternit lawyers argued that the cancer was caused by crocidolite asbestos, which the factory in Kapelle stopped using in the late 1970s; and therefore, compensation would be barred by the statute of limitations. The Jonckheere family’s lawyer, Jan Fermon, argued that three types of asbestos were found in Francoise Jonckheere’s lungs, and that none could be ruled out as causing mesothelioma. If the appeal court accepts this argument, the statute of limitations would not bar compensation, as the family moved from Kapelle in 1991.
“Lessons Learned from the Asbestos Spy” by Hazards Magazine Editor Rory O’Neil
Posted on January 12, 2017
There’s quite a few cautionary lessons [regarding the Rob Moore asbestos spy case], some of which I didn’t anticipate. These were reinforced by the recent Voiceless Victims spying revelations, where many of the same people were targeted over their safety and labour rights activities.
Posted on January 12, 2017
By: Francisco Báez Baquet
Translation: Irene Iglesias Díaz-González
(Original text, in Spanish language, published in: «Rebelión», 12 Nov. 2016
The present study consists in an update of the content of chapter number 3 of our book “Amianto: un genocidio impune” (“Asbestos: an unpunished genocide”), including comments of articles which were published after the book was or even though they did not obey this rule, they were excluded. At the same time, we have also made the text lighter in some digression which were out of the line of argument purpose of the text. A dedication is also added.
Posted on November 29, 2016
PRESS RELEASE OF THE ASSOCIATION OF THE RELATIVES OF THE VICTIMS (AFEVA)
The Association of the Relatives of Asbestos Victims (AFEVA) of Casale Monferrato and Cavagnolo and the CGIL, CISL and UIL Trade unions wish to release the following statement with reference to the today’s ruling by the Turin preliminary hearing magistrate (GUP) on the so called Eternit-bis trial:
We waited two years for this result and words cannot describe all the feeling the great effort with nothing to show for has left us with.
Posted on October 24, 2016
Please catch up on the latest asbestos news out of Australia with the October 2016 Newsletter from the Asbestos Council of Victoria (ACV) and Gippsland Asbestos Related Diseases Support Inc. (GARDS).
Inside this issue, you’ll find information regarding upcoming asbestos awareness events including the 2016 Christmas Lunch, details about international asbestos conferences, a photo gallery of asbestos imports, and much more!
View the newsletter here.
ADAO’s RESOURCE PAGE for Brazil’s International Seminar on Asbestos: A Socio-Legal Approach
October 6, 2016: On the Frontlines of Change: Day One of Brazil’s International Seminar on Asbestos: A Socio-Legal Approach
October 7, 2016: On the Frontlines of Change: Day Two of Brazil’s International Seminar on Asbestos: A Socio-Legal Approach
October 11, 2016: Reflecting on Three Informative, Inspiring Days of Brazil’s Asbestos Seminar
Over 200 asbestos victims, lawmakers, trade unionists, and lawyers gathered in Brazil.
Posted on October 11, 2016
After three days of seminar programming in Brazil, I am leaving filled with so much inspiration and admiration. It was an honor to join such passionate and knowledgeable advocates discussing how the global anti-asbestos community can partner for prevention. Continue reading
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Tagged ABREA, ADAO, AFEVA, Agata Mazzeo, Arthur Frank, asbestos, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, Asunta Prato, BArry Castleman, Brasil Sem Amianto, Brazil, Eduardo Suplicy, Ellen Costa, Fernanda Gianassi, GBAN, Linda Reinstein, mesothelioma, National Gathering of Victims and Relatives of Asbestos
Posted on October 13, 2016
I want to clarify some confusing news you may have seen this week about asbestos and the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced five persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) chemicals from the EPA’s 2014 Workplan list for expedited review under the new TSCA Section 6 (h).
Press Release: ADAO President Urges Congressional Support of Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2016, Introduced Today by Senator Barbara Boxer
Posted on September 30, 2016
Since the inception of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer has been the strongest champion asbestos victims could ask for. Today, she solidified this position by introducing the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2016, with co-sponsorship from U.S. Sen. Jon Tester.
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Tagged ADAO, Alan Reinstein, Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2016, asbestos, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, asbestosis, ban asbestos, Barbara Boxer, Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, Linda Reinstein, mesothelioma, Toxic Substances Control Act, TSCA, United States, US Senate