Asbestos Mining Investment Apparently Will Go Forward at Quebec’s Jeffrey Mine – Folly o

This story from the Montreal Gazette recounts apparent new investment in asbestos mining in Quebec’s Jeffery mine. It’s disappointing that the reporting lacks substance, and instead is limited to regurgitating spin.

An informed reporter (increasingly, an oxymoron), would ask whether the Jeffrey Mine’s chrysotile, like many others, includes the far more carcinogenic amphibole fibers. One would also ask what will be done when there is an end to the useful life of an asbestos product. How will it be removed? Will the remover know its content? Or, will the user be uninformed and exposed to a potent carcinogen if in fact amphibole fibers are present ?

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Since becoming a lawyer in 1983, Kirk’s over 30 years of practice have focused on advising a wide range of corporations, associations, and individuals (as both plaintiffs and defendants) on both tort and commercial law issues centered around “mass torts.”

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