RTL News Documentary on Russian city of Asbestos alarming

All over the globe, asbestos is losing popularity, mostly because it can cause cancer. But in the Russian city of Asbestos(!) nothing has changed. Asbestos is mined as fervently as before, even though local cancer rates are 20% higher than anywhere else. The Russian director of the mine’s Asbestos Museum defends the material: ‘You can use it in a safe way.’ An opinion that is supported by the American President, Donald Trump. Ironically, the Asbestos’ local anthem of Asbestos begins with the phrase: Asbestos is my town and my fate’…
Watch the report of Dutch television station RTL here.

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