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Historic decision from India's Supreme Court
17/02/2011
In a very important decision rendered on January 21, the Supreme Court of India refused to grant the petition to ban asbestos that was filed by an NGO connected to the anti-asbestos movement. Rather, the Court ordered the national and state governments to better regulate the use of asbestos. This historic decision opens the door to the strategy proposed by Quebec chrysotile asbestos producers to export, along with the fibre, its unique expertise on safe and responsible use. Download document [.pdf]