Join the Legal Fight To Clean Up An Indian Asbestos Waste Dump

by ABEVA (Belgium Asbestos Victims' Trust) and the Kymore Victims' Trust.

Join the Legal Fight To Clean Up An Indian Asbestos Waste Dump

by ABEVA (Belgium Asbestos Victims' Trust) and the Kymore Victims' Trust.
ABEVA (Belgium Asbestos Victims' Trust) and the Kymore Victims' Trust.
We have decided to unite organisations in the "multinational of victims" in order highlight how corporations use gaps in international law and that victims must unite in order to gain redressal.
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on 23rd November 2018
£2,171
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ABEVA (Belgium Asbestos Victims' Trust) and the Kymore Victims' Trust.
We have decided to unite organisations in the "multinational of victims" in order highlight how corporations use gaps in international law and that victims must unite in order to gain redressal.

Please support our legal challenge to halt this slow-motion environmental disaster.

Kymore is a village in Central India, near the city of Bhopal, where from 1934, British and Belgian companies dumped asbestos waste in an area in which over 3000 people currently live. 

Today, as hundreds of people continue to be diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases, the concern is that more people will continue to be exposed and injured by the waste. 

We are raising money for a legal challenge to clean-up the asbestos waste dump in Kymore. But we need your help. Please contribute now and share this page with your friends, family and on social media. 

The Legal Challenge

Our case will be filed by a community trust and form the centre of a campaign to ban the use of asbestos in the largest consumer of chrysotile asbestos in the world. 

It is planned that the litigation will provide the up-lifting of an entire community and that it will provide a role-model for areas blighted by toxic pollution in India and beyond.

The case is subject of an award-winning documentary called 'Breathless', which is being shown around the world to raise awareness of the how asbestos corporations operated in the west, causing death and diseases and continue to operate in the developing world. 

The documentary, the legal case and the campaign provide a unique opportunity, in the run-up to the Indian elections and beyond, to put pressure on politicians or courts to ban this deadly dust.

How much are we raising and why?

Our experience is that environmental litigation in India is not straight-forward. It will take time for the case to be resolved and for any orders to be enforced. We would also want to to use  the case for a wider campaign around the use of asbestos and the export of toxic substances to the developing world. However, for the filing of the claim we want to raise £2500

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