Eternit and the Great Asbestos Trial

Editors: David Allen and Laurie Kazan-Allen

Alla gente di Casale Monferrato

CONTENTS

Preface [PDF] Romana Blasotti Pavesi 6
Introduction [PDF] Laurie Kazan-Allen 8
Asbestos Dynasties - the Eternit Multinationals [PDF]
Eternit and the SAIAC Cartel Bob Ruers 15
The Schmidheiny Family Imperium Adrian Knoepfli 21
Asbestos Magnate or Environmental Guru: the Trials of Stephan Schmidheiny Daniel M. Berman 25
What Eternit Is Now Adran Knoepfli 28
Eternit in Italy - the Asbestos Trials in Turin [PDF]
The Eternit Factory at Casale Monferrato Fabrizio Meni 31
Asbestos Activism in Casale Monferrato Romana Blasotti Pavesi, Bruno Pesce, Nicola Pondrano 35
A Trial with Far-reaching Implications Laurent Vogel 39
Interview with Prosecutor Raffaele Guariniello Niccolò Bruna and Andrea Prandstraller (Aug 2010) 44
Dispensing Justice to Eternit's Victims - the Franco-Italian Experience Annie Thébaud-Mony 47
Appendix: The Civil Suit within the Criminal Trial in Italy Sergio Bonetto 49
The Criminal Trial of Stephan Schmidheiny in Turin, Italy Barry Castleman 53
Eternit vs. The Victims Laurie Kazan-Allen 57
The Making of the Documentary Film: DUST - The Great Asbestos Trial Niccolò Bruna and Andrea Prandstraller 63
National Perspectives [PDF]
Eternit in Brazil Fernanda Giannasi 65
Eternit and the "Double Agony" of Asbestos Victims in the Netherlands Bob Ruers 72
Eternit in France Marc Hindry 77
Belgian Family Wins Historic Court Case against Eternit Yvonne Waterman 81
Eternit in Denmark 1928-1986 Kurt Jacobson 85
Eternit Activity and Emerging Victims: Japanese Case Takehiko Murayama and Satomi Ushijima 91
Afterword [PDF] Laurie Kazan-Allen 93
Eternit and the Great Asbestos Trial

Published by:
The International Ban Asbestos Secretariat, United Kingdom
The Building and Woodworkers International, Switzerland
The Asia Monitor Resource Centre, Hong Kong
The European Trade Union Institute, Belgium
The European Federation of Building and Woodworkers, Belgium
The Association of Families and Asbestos Victims of Casale Monferrato (AfeVA)
The Belgian Association for the Defense of Asbestos Victims (ABEVA)
The Brazilian Association of Asbestos Victims (ABREA)
The Federation of Building, Construction and Wood-workers' Unions, Denmark
The United Federation of Danish Workers
The Danish Union of Plumbers and Allied Workers
The National Association for the Defense of Asbestos Victims, France (ANDEVA)
Ban Asbestos France
The Henri Pezerat Association: Health, Work and the Environment, France
The (Swiss) Committee for the Support and Assistance of Asbestos Victims (CAOVA)
The Ban Asbestos Network Japan (BANJAN)
The Occupational and Environmental Health Network of India (OEHNI)
Design: David Allen
Photographs from the documentary DUST the Great Asbestos Trial
courtesy of co-directors Niccolò Bruna and Andrea Prandstraller
Cover Image: Mike Italiaander
Cartoon: Andy Vine
Translators: French: Nelly Furman and Amy Jacobs
German: Penny Milbouer
Italian: Vicky Franzinetti, Elena Pertusati and Laura Centemeri
Portuguese: Cooperativa de Profissionais em Tradução - Unitrad
Printer: Justasec Print Services Ltd., London HA8 7DB England
printed on ECF paper from sustainable forests
For further information about this publication, please contact:
Laurie Kazan-Allen, IBAS Coordinator
Email: lka@btinternet.com
©IBAS London, February 201 2.

International Ban Asbestos Secretariat The International Ban Asbestos Secretariat (IBAS) was established in 1999; it is an independent non-governmental organization which has two objectives: a worldwide ban on asbestos and justice for all asbestos victims. IBAS monitors, analyzes and disseminates news received from the ever-expanding network of individuals and groups involved in the international movement against asbestos, as well as information from legal, medical and industry sources. IBAS produces written material and organizes conferences to raise the profile of asbestos issues. The work of IBAS is coordinated by Laurie Kazan-Allen; more information is available on the website: ibassecretariat.org