NUM brands asbestos move as irresponsible [So. Africa]

Author: Ronnie Morris, Business Report [So. Africa], Published on: 22 March 2007

...The National Union of Mineworkers...has labelled as irresponsible a plan by...French multinational mining company [Imerys] to move 240 families to Penge, a former mining village heavily contaminated with brown asbestos, a known carcinogen... [Company] managing director Dirk van den Heever said the village would not be moved to Penge but about 5km away... Richard Spoor, a lawyer representing the Roka Malepi tribal authority, said..."Our impression is that Imerys and its South African subsidiary, Rhino Minerals, are intent on making a deal that maximises their profits and prejudices local people"...

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Related companies: Imerys Rhino Minerals (part of Imerys)