The Great Asbestos Trial
From Laurie Kazan-Allen:
On February 13, 2012, in a Turin Court, the Italian prosecutor is asking for 20-year jail sentences for defendants Stephan Schmidheiny and Baron Louis de Cartier de
Marchienne, executives of the Swiss and Belgian Eternit Groups which at various times were responsible for operations at Eternit asbestos-cement factories in
Casale Monferrato and other Italian towns.
There is little information on this important case in English, but on Monday 13th a book called Eternit and The Great Asbestos Trial is being published by a consortium of civil
society groups which examines this case and Eternit activities on three continents and it will be available to download on the International Ban Asbestos Sectretariat, IBAS, website:
http://www.ibasecretariat.org (a link on the website will lead to the book’s Table of Contents and it can be downloaded as individual chapters or in full).
The eighteen papers on Eternit operations in seven countries reveal a consistency of approach and behaviour; a corporate modus operandi which prioritized profits regardless of the cost paid by workers, family members, consumers and communities.
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Download Press Release here: PR Feb 2012 Eternit – Turin