05 Jan '12, 3pm

Canada Is Finally Out of the Asbestos Business, No Thanks To The Government

Canada Is Finally Out of the Asbestos Business, No Thanks To The Government

Ban Asbestos Canada/Promo image Canada's international image has been in tatters for a while , thanks to the oil sands and the exporting of asbestos. Now we can scratch one embarrassment off the list; the last asbestos mine in Canada has gone bankrupt. They are hoping to restart; the Globe and Mail reports: “I’m convinced we can relaunch the mine. We’re going to push for a plan of action, talk to all the players,” said a determined Simon Dupéré, president of LAB Chrysotile, which announced Wednesday it had to declare bankruptcy after a halt in production last October led to mounting fixed costs with no revenue to offset them. Perhaps this time the mine might stay closed, notwithstanding the federal government's continuing support of the industry. The Globe and Mail notes that the industry is in decline around the world: Worldwide production of asbestos is slipping, having ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/health/canada-finally-out-asbes...

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