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Partner Post: The Baie Verte Chrysotile Asbestos Mine

Final Report Confirms Asbestos Dangers  Written by James P. Nevin    The Final Report of the Registry of The Former Workers of The Baie Verte, Canada Chrysotile Asbestos Mine has been released. The mine was relatively unique in that it did not open until 1963, long after the hazards of asbestos were...

Did taconite mining cause high rates of mesothelioma in miners?

Mining has always been a dangerous activity, whether underground or open-pit, workers are exposed to a large number of dangers, from cave-ins and collapses, to being crushed by heavy machinery or contracting black lung or other mining related respiratory disease. Asbestos, being a naturally occurring mineral, is sometimes associated with...