Asbestos, now banned in the EU, kills up to 4,000 people a year in the UK alone. In this exclusive report, Ed Howker reveals how the industry hid the truth for decades and why the death toll will certainly continue to rise.
There are nearly one million documents on microfiche sitting in the office of the Manchester Metropolitan University Business School academic Geoffrey Tweedale. They expose a scandal that ranks among the biggest and costliest of our age: how the Lancashire manufacturing giant Turner & Newall (T&N), once the world's largest asbestos conglomerate, exposed millions to a lethal carcinogen in full knowledge of its dangers, using PR firms and politicians to hide a truth that it had secretly admitted to in 1961, namely that "the only really safe number of asbestos fibres in the works environment is nil".
Clearly given what was known about dangers of asbestos rock crusher ACM material debris processing and use of fire where asbestos is SOME think laws don't apply.
This is how manchester city council education department demolished ASBESTOS ACM high school in breach of ASBESTOS & FIRES also use of rock crushers with out environmental protection permits H&S over sight.