World Asbestos Report News

Archives: March 2010

March 26, 2010 --- U.S. Senate just passed S. Res. 427 designating the first week of April 2010 as 'National Asbestos Awareness Week'

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), the largest U.S. organization serving as the voice of asbestos victims, today applauds the United State Senate for the passage of S.RES.427, a resolution that declares the first week of April as “National Asbestos Awareness Week” and urges the Surgeon General to warn and educate Americans of the severe hazards of asbestos exposure.

Judgment of 3 March 2010 DISTRICT COURT OF THE HAGUE

DISTRICT COURT OF THE HAGUE Civil Law Section, Case Number: 333691 / HA ZA 09-1002
Judgment of 3 March 2010 in the case of Cornelis Jacobus LANGEZAAL, residing in Leiden, the Netherlands, claimant, lawyer: R.F. Ruers, LLM, versus ETERNIT FABRIEKEN B.V., a private limited company with its registered office in Goor, municipality of Hof van Twente, the Netherlands, defendant, lawyer: W.P. den Hertog, LLM,.

March 11, 2010 -- Asbestos Campaigners Meet UK Minister

On March 10, 2010, campaigners Jason Addy, David Phillips and Laurie Kazan-Allen held discussions with John Healey, the Housing and Regeneration Minister, whose remit includes responsibility for the work of the Homes and Communities Agency. The meeting, arranged by the Labour candidate for Rochdale, Simon Danczuk, was a follow-up to discussions in 2009 with Prime Minister Brown over the fate of a 72 acre site, formerly home to the world's largest asbestos factory.