Tokyo court orders state to pay ¥1 billion to compensate asbestos victims | The Japan Times

December 6, 2012 in Latest News, lungdisease

The Tokyo District Court ordered the central government Wednesday to pay ¥1.06 billion in redress on behalf of workers who contracted asbestos-related diseases such as lung cancer at construction sites due to insufficient official countermeasures, but it let the makers of materials using the mineral off the hook.

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