In the hope that it would bring an end to the amount of deadly asbestos dust on their streets, residents of former asbestos-mining community Mafefe, have welcomed the construction of part of a road

Districts have joined the government's efforts to improve waste management by incorporating environmental hazards management in their action plans.

In Poland, the use of asbestos was banned in 1997 and asbestos plants have been closed since then. Despite their closure, cases of asbestos-related occupational diseases among former asbestos workers are still being recorded in the Central Register of Occupational Diseases. Between 2001 and 2014, there were 2726 asbestos-related illnesses, classified and reported as diseases associated with occupational exposure to asbestos. In 2000, Poland introduced a programme called Amiantus, targeted at former asbestos-processing plant workers.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kalyan Bansingh & Ors. Vs. HIL Ltd. & Ors dated 09/02/2016 regarding asbestos mines in the State of Jharkhand and the resulting pollution.

It was submitted before the Tribunal that though the joint inspection report was filed, report is not complete as the report of analysis of water and soil is yet to be filed.

Related Order

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kalyan Bansingh & Ors. Vs. HIL Ltd. & Ors. dated 05/01/2016 regarding compensation for the loss sustained by the Applicants on account of asbestos mining carried out by the Respondent No. 1 i.e. HIL Ltd. besides seeking restitution/closure of abandoned asbestos mines at Village Roro, West Singhbhum, Jharkhand.

Pleadings are complete. However, the question of restitution of abandon asbestos mines can be resolved effectively upon getting the report of Joint Inspection Team from the State of Jharkhand ruled the Court.

Chrysotile asbestos accounts for more than 90% of the asbestos used worldwide and exposure is associated with asbestosis (asbestos-related fibrosis) and other malignancies, but the molecular mechanisms involved are not fully understood. A common pathogenic mechanism for these malignancies is represented by epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), through which epithelial cells undergo a morphological transformation to take on a mesenchymal phenotype.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Environics Trust Vs. Union Of India & Ors. dated 29/10/2015 regarding scientific closure of asbestos mines in India. It appears that mines were not scientifically closed before being abandoned.

Sydney's fringes are serving as a dumping ground for asbestos waste as unscrupulous builders and renovators seek to avoid costly and labour-intensive legal disposal.

The New Zealand government is preparing to completely ban two substances with known risks to both the environment and human health, Environment Minister Nick Smith said on Wednesday.

Concerns have been raised over a large consignment of asbestos waste dumped near residential estates in Thika by a contractor.

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