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Massive Asbestos Cover-Up by World''s Industrial Giants

 · While current U.S. regulations limit workplace asbestos exposure to 0.2 fibers per cubic centimeter of air (f/cc), surveys at Johns Manville''s Canadian mine and various other mines and mills throughout Quebec in the 1950s revealed asbestos levels …

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Asbestos

The United States is the largest consumer, and the asbestos factories there absorb about three fourths of the output of the raw material from the Canadian mines. In 1926, the exports of asbestos manufactures from the United Kingdom were 24,889 tons, valued at II,116,000, while the imports of raw asbestos, including fibre and waste, were 27,720 ...

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New name for a Canadian town called Asbestos

 · New name for a Canadian town called Asbestos. The small Canadian town of Asbestos that decided it needed a rebrand has done away with the name derived from its …

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Mining | Encyclopedia

The mining of asbestos, either as the primary mineral or included as an unwanted material while mining for the "target" mineral, is one of the more controversial issues facing the mining industry in the United States. Asbestos is the name given to a group of six naturally occurring fibrous minerals.

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Special Publications – Mineralogical Association of Canada

SP10 Pegmatites. SP09 Atlas of Migmatites. SP08 Mineral Species First Discovered from Greenland. SP07 Atlas of Non-Silicate Minerals in Thin Section. SP06 Mineral Species Discovered in Canada. SP05 Health Effects of Chrysotile Asbestos: Contribution of Science to Risk-Management Decisions. SP04 New Minerals 1995-1999.

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Asbestos

Asbestos (pronounced: / æ s ˈ b ɛ s t ə s / or / æ s ˈ b ɛ s t ɒ s /) is a term used to refer to six naturally occurring silicate minerals.All are composed of long and thin fibrous crystals, each fibre being composed of many microscopic ''fibrils'' that can be released into the atmosphere by abrasion and other processes. Asbestos is an excellent electrical insulator and is highly heat ...

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Asbestos: The magic mineral that was once Canada''s gold ...

 · Asbestos wasn''t always a dirty word. It was once called the "magic mineral" and was touted as Canadian gold — a unique resource that was going to bring our country wealth and prosperity.

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Earliest known facts about asbestos

The ancient Greeks named the mineral asbestos, meaning inextinguishable. The Greek geographer Strabo and the Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder both reported a sickness of the lungs in the slaves who wove asbestos into cloth. Asbestos was also used circa 2,000-3,000 BC in Egypt to wrap embalmed pharaohs and in Finland to strengthen clay pots.

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Asbestos | SpringerLink

Hahn-Weinheimer, P., Hirner, A.: Major and trace elements in Canadian asbestos ore bodies. Analytical results and statistical interpretation. 3rd Internat. Conf. Physics and Chemistry of Asbestos Minerals, Quebec, Paper 6. 25 (1975) Google Scholar

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Chrysotile | Mg3Si2H4O9

Asbestos minerals are divided into two major groups: Serpentine asbestos and amphibole asbestos. Serpentine asbestos includes the mineral chrysotile, which has long, curly fibers that can be woven. Chrysotile asbestos is the form that has been used most widely in commercial applications.

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Asbestos Strike of 1949 | The Canadian Encyclopedia

 · September 30, 2019. The Asbestos Strike began on 14 February 1949 and paralyzed major asbestos mines in Quebec for almost five months. The Quebec government sided with the main employer, an American-owned company, against the 5,000 unionized mine workers.

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Canada Moves Toward Increased Talc Restrictions

 · Talc often is mined in proximity to asbestos, a toxic mineral that can lead to serious health problems, including lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma. According to KCIC, a well-regarded legal consulting firm in Washington, D.C., a large majority of …

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Asbestos

Asbestos. The Government of Canada recognizes that breathing in asbestos fibres can cause cancer and other diseases. The Government is taking action by implementing regulations to help protect Canadians from asbestos exposure. Asbestos minerals have historically been used to make products strong, long-lasting and fire-resistant.

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Asbestos Strike of 1949 | The Canadian Encyclopedia

asbestos Strictly, the fibrous variety of the mineral actinolite, but more generally any of a number of fibrous minerals that can be spun into yarn and have been mined commercially. Crocidolite (blue asbestos) is the fibrous variety of riebeckite, amosite of anthophyllite, and chrysotile of serpentine.

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Chrysotile Asbestos Mineral Information, photo and Facts

The term asbestos, in the strictest sense, is confined to the fibrous forms of actinolite; but commercially speaking, asbestos includes also fibrous forms of serpentine, an example being the Canadian asbestos. Chrysotile asbestos is green or yellowish-green and is easily reduced to a white fluffy state.

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Asbestos

 · Asbestos (pronounced / æ s ˈ b ɛ s t ə s /, / æ z ˈ b ɛ s t ə s / or / æ z ˈ b ɛ s t oʊ s /) is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals, which all have in common their eponymous asbestiform habit: long (roughly 1:20 aspect ratio), thin fibrous crystals, with each visible fiber composed of millions of microscopic "fibrils" that can be released by abrasion and other processes.

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The Case for a Global Ban on Asbestos | Environmental ...

 · Asbestos is a general term applied to certain fibrous minerals of two configurations: serpentine and amphibole. The only type of asbestos derived from serpentine minerals, chrysotile (also known as white asbestos), accounts for of the asbestos used in the world today (Natural Resources Canada 2006). Amphibole minerals include five asbestos ...

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Amphibole Asbestos | Article about Amphibole Asbestos by ...

The Chrysotile Institute, a nonprofit organization funded by the Canadian government, maintains that chrysotile is not as toxic as amphibole asbestos stitute president Clement Godbout says the high rates of respiratory disease and cancer associated with asbestos stem from exposure to the amphibole form and to high exposures from dangerous past practices such as blowing asbestos mixtures onto ...

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Asbestos Mining, Processing Methods, & Production ...

Asbestos fiber is found in rock deposits classified as cross fiber, slip fiber, and mass fiber. Asbestos usually occurs as cross fiber in which the fiber runs at relative right angles to the walls of the rock; see Figure 1.5 shown at left. The asbestos fiber length rarely exceeds 2 or 3 in. Figure 1.5. Cross-fiber asbestos …

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Mesothelioma in Canada: Asbestos Exposure, Treatment ...

 · Canada''s last two remaining active asbestos mines, the Jeffrey Mine in Asbestos, Quebec, and the Lac d''amiante du Canada in the nearby town of Thetford Mines, Quebec, shut down because of financial, labor and development issues. It was the first time in 130 years that Canadian asbestos production stalled. Asbestos Ban in Canada

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Asbestos | mineral

Asbestos, any of several minerals that readily separate into long, flexible fibres. Chrysotile, the fibrous form of the mineral serpentine, is the best-known type and accounts for about 95 percent of all asbestos in commercial use is a hydrous magnesium silicate with the chemical composition of Mg 3 Si 2 O 5 (OH) 4.The other types all belong to the amphibole group of minerals and include ...

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Asbestos: Geology, Mineralogy, Mining, and Uses

Asbestos: Geology, Mineralogy, Mining, and Uses by Robert L. Virta1 Open-File Report 02-149 Prepared in cooperation with Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, Online Edition, Wylie-Interscience, a division of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, NY

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asbestos | Infoplease

asbestos, common name for any of a variety of silicate minerals within the amphibole and serpentine groups that are fibrous in structure and more or less resistant to acid and fire. Chrysotile asbestos, a form of serpentine that is also known as white asbestos and has curly fibers, is the chief commercial asbestos.

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Amphibole Asbestos Mineral Information, photo and Facts

All considered, the heat-resisting properties of the various mineral varieties of asbestos are roughly about the same. Because of the fibrous structure of asbestos, it is flexibility, incombustible, and because it is a nonconductor of heat and electricity, asbestos became an …

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Mining | The Canadian Encyclopedia

 · The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Mining", Last Edited March 04, 2015, ... Important Canadian mineral products include precious metals (gold, silver, platinum) ... potash on the Prairies and in New Brunswick; and industrial minerals such as asbestos, molybdenum and gypsum. Though not a major global producer, the Canadian coal industry also ...

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Asbestos in Talc Symposium

Asbestos Inspector, Asbestos Management Planner and Asbestos Air Testing Technician. Inspected several hundred commercial, school and construction sites and designed and/ or overseen more than one hundred asbestos remediation projects. Field studies of as-bestos and asbestos-containing mining districts in Quebec, Ontario, Vermont, New Jersey,

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Asbestos minerals in modern technology

ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH 2, 166-208 (1969) Asbestos Minerals in Modern Technology S. SPEIL AND J. P. LEINEWEBER Johns-Manville Research and Engineering Center, Manville, New Jersey Received August 6, 1968 Asbestos is a generic term for a variety of hydrated silicate minerals which have one common attribute, namely, the ability to be separated into relatively soft, silky fibers.

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Mesothelioma & Asbestos Use Around the World

Asbestos Mining Continues Around the World. Despite the fact that health concerns have prompted more than 50 countries to restrict or ban the use of asbestos since the early 1970s, others continue to mine and consume the toxic mineral in alarming quantities.

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Asbestos Mine Locations List of principal asbestos ore ...

Asbestos: what is asbestos, where does it originate, how has it been mined & used to manufacture products from ancient to modern times. Where has asbestos been mined around the world, where are the principal asbestos deposits? How is asbestos graded or classifed - fiber lengths. Asbestos health issues ca 1959. Where do asbestos reserves remain?

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