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Asbestos : the examination of national officials from new cancelled

The lawyer for several hundred victims of the fibre carcinogen announced that it would lodge an appeal in cassation.

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Asbestos : the examination of national officials from new cancelled

The lawyer for several hundred victims of fibre carcinogen announced that it would lodge an appeal in cassation.

The court of appeal of Paris has again cancelled Friday, September 15, indictments of national leaders in two emblematic cases of scandal health of asbestos, campus paris-Jussieu and shipyards Normed Dunkirk, according to some lawyers of victims.

Nine decision-makers, industrialists, scientists or senior officials, were put in examination at end of 2011 and beginning of 2012 for homicides and unintentional injuries in course of investigation to investigating judges of pole of public health. It focuses on search for possible national responsibilities in management of asbestos issue.

After more than twenty years of investigation, "it is simply outrageous that this case ends with putting off because of all those who were responsible for disease surveillance system," responded Michel Ledoux, a lawyer for several hundred victims of fibre carcinogen, adding that he would lodge an appeal in cassation.

" The new decision confirms, unfortunately, apathy of judges to want to find this health catastrophe without precedent, " regretted his side, François Desriaux, vice-president of national Association of asbestos victims (Andeva).

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10 % to 20 % of lung cancers due to asbestos

The common point of nine protagonists have been involved in standing Committee on asbestos (CPA, dissolved in 1990) between 1982 and 1995. The CPA is accused by civil parties to be lobby of industrialists and proponent of "controlled use" of fiber carcinogenic to delay to maximum ban that occurred in France in January 1997. The role of this structure had been pinned in a senate report.

The nine defendants had obtained cancellation of ir examination by court of appeal of Paris on 4 July, 2014 ; a decision invalidated by Court of cassation on 14 April 2015, which was n returned to records before chamber for statement.

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in The eyes of ir defense, no fault can be imputed to m. The lawyers rely in particular on a decision of Court of cassation, which has definitely put out of question eight people, including Martine Aubry – in folder of factory Ferodo-Valeo of Condé-sur-Noireau, in Calvados, considering that no negligence could not be charged.

The health authorities have attributed to asbestos 10 % to 20 % of lung cancers. According to m, exposure to fiber may cause up to 100,000 deaths by 2025. According to Andeva, 3 000 people die each year.

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