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20 Feb 2014

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Law, Environment and Development Centre, School of Oriental and African Studies

[PDF] Litigating for asbestos justice - Projection of documentary “Dust: the Great Asbestos Trial” followed by a talk by Mr Vijay Ganapathy (Leigh Day) [London, 5 Mar]

With the increasing use of asbestos in China, Russia...asbestos production has grown apace, so that 70% of the world population is now exposed to this carcinogenic material. Starting from the first court hearings in Turin involving the multinational Eternit, which now faces claims of having caused the death of nearly 30,000 former plant workers and among the local populace at Casale Monferrato, the film [“Dust: The Great Asbestos Trial”] takes us to India and Brazil on an exploration into a multi-million dollar business managed by a lobby that holds sway over the policies of many countries...

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