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Canada's last fully operational asbestos mine says it could be on the verge of shutting down, a closure that would deliver a major blow to the country's controversial industry.

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Young addicts exploited for dangerous demolition work
CBC News

One form of processed asbestos is in fine fibres, which can be bundled as insulation. (Aram Dulyan)

A Metro Vancouver employer who repeatedly exposed his demolition workers to asbestos has been sentenced to 60 days in jail.

World Health Organization says asbestos-related diseases kill more than 100,000 people annually, a figure one industry player calls an exaggeration.

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