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.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Environics Trust Vs Union of India & Ors. dated 08/07/2015 regarding asbestos mining.

The Tribunal has noted that a statement on instructions is made by the Counsel appearing for the Indian Bureau of Mines that there is no asbestos mining presently operational anywhere in the country and the operations of the mines of associated minerals with asbestos has also been halted.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Environics Trust V/s Union of India & Ors. And Amar Singh V/s Union of India & Ors. dated 23/03/2015 regarding asbestos mining in India. The Tribunal directed the MoEF and Indian Bureau of Mines to file list of asbestos mines located in the entire country and their present status, particularly as regards scientific closure of such mines.

Residents, members of the clergy and civil organisations took to the streets blocking Colombo-Puttalam main road on Saturday protesting against constructing of a roofing sheet factory near the Anaw

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Environics Trust V/s Union of India & Ors. dated 21/11/2014 regarding asbestos mining operations in India. In the application the Applicant has prayed that the Tribunal should direct the appropriate authorities to immediately stop all asbestos mining operations in the country and ensure their scientific closure.

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The Supreme Court has ruled for the first time ever that compensation for health issues related to asbestos poisoning is the responsibility of the Japanese government

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Kalyan Bansingh & Ors. V/s HIL Ltd. & Ors. dated 18/09/2014 regarding dispersal of chromium and chrysotile asbestos creating health hazard in the area concerned.

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Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Kalyan Bansingh & Others Vs HIL Ltd. & Others regarding health effects suffered by the Applicant from asbestos as a result of having worked in the mine in Village Roro Hills West Singhbhum.

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