Despite a public outcry and world wide outrage, the Quebec government is now poised to infuse the Province's idle asbestos mining industry with financial support to bring it back to life. The Montreal Gazette reports that the cabinet of Quebec Premiere Jean Charest's cabinet is about to approve a $58 Million loan to activate the Jeffry Mine in Asbestos, Quebec. The mine has been idle since 2002.
Asbestos is a known carcinogen that has been causally linked to lung cancer and mesothelioma, a rare and fatal malignancy. Hundreds of thousands of claims have been filed against the asbestos industry for direct liability. Verdicts continue to be reported in record number in cases filed by asbestos victims and their families.
While asbestos use has been banned in many countries, Canada and the United States have yet to ban is use.
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