Warning to Asbestos Investors
News that financial resources for a struggling asbestos mine in Quebec might be forthcoming from investors in India and the UK was reported at the end of August by the Canadian media. This possibility, which is an anathema to asbestos victim support groups in both countries, led to widespread condemnation from groups representing civil society around the world. In a press statement issued on September 1, 2010, ban asbestos campaigner Mohit Gupta warned: We will denounce any and all Indian companies which choose to invest in this deadly industry. Calling the possibility of UK investment in asbestos outrageous, Tony Whitston, Chair of the (UK) Forum of Asbestos Victims' Support Groups, agreed that concerted action could be taken.
September 1, 2010